Frank Lampard has joined the elite list of veteran players turned managers at clubs by accepting the job to manage EFL Championship side Derby County.

Many acclaimed players have been known to take the manager job but not all of them have been successful at it.

Here’s our take on top 5 players who triumphed in their career as a player and also became accomplished managers:

5. Fabio Capello

4. Jupp Heynckes

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3. Pep Guardiola

2. Carlo Ancelotti 

1. Johan Cryuff

Special mentions:

It would be unfair to not mention the likes of Vicente Del Bosque, Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone who also managed to shine both as players and as managers.

Zinedine Zidane has had an exceptional career as a player and has already won 3 UCL in a row in 3 years of his career as a manager.

Think we missed out someone in the list? Let us know in the comments!

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Sources: Daily Mail, TalkSport, TransferMarkt + more

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