Three Great Premier League Managers That Embarrassed Themselves

The fine art of transfers is what makes a great manager in the modern football, but even the great three managers from our list made some dreadful transfer mistakes. Today we'll take a look at the three great Premier League managers and the worst mistakes they ever made.

Sir Alex Ferguson - selling Jaap Stam and Paul Pogba

All powerful at Man Utd, during Ferguson's reign no one questioned the Scoot. But that iron rule made him make a horrible mistake in 2011. Big Dutch centre-back, Jaap Stam, had been on the side for three years, winning the title in each season and grabbing the Champions League too, but despite the quality of Stam's contribution Ferguson suspected that the defender passed his peak after an injury layoff. Ferguson noticed that Stam's tackling stats were lower than pre-injury time, and so he begged him to go to Lazio. It later proved that Stam's anticipation rose and that was the reason he was tackling less but was intercepting more. He went on to great success in Rome and Milan and Ferguson regrets the sale to this day.

The case of Paul Pogba is even more cringe-worthy. This Ferguson's mistake cost the Manchester club a whopping all-time record for the highest football transfer fee at €105 million (£89.3 million) plus bonuses of €5 million, surpassing the former record holder Gareth Bale. The story is that Paul Pobga was a Man Utd player back when Fergie was still the gaffer at the club, but couldn't break into the first team so Sir Alex let Pogba on a free transfer once his contract ran out. Bad luck for the Scoot, who might find more luck at Euro Palace online casino rather than in the transfer window.

Arsene Wenger - not signing Luis Suarez

Wenger is known for his good manoeuvring in the transfer window as he was able to get some world-class players for a bargain price, the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell and many more. However, the problem with the Frenchman is not in who he signs but who he doesn't, and perhaps his biggest miss during his time at Arsenal was Luis Suarez, who is now picked for the greatest January transfer signing. In 2013 the Uruguayan had a sensational campaign with Liverpool, coming off with 7 assists and 23 goals, and Arsenal correctly assuming that there was a 40 million buy-out clause and so they bid forty million and ONE Pound for the Uruguayan forward.

Understandably, Liverpool were a bit pissed off with this cheeky bid and ignored the clause. Suarez went on to have yet another great season with the Reds, scoring 31 goals and assisting 12 times. This earned him a £65 million transfer to Barcelona in the January. If only you bid a million more Arsene, don't be so stingy at Euro Palace online casino or you could go bust.

Jose Mourinho - second spell at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho is football's best villain and like any villain, his greatest strength is also his greatest weakness, in this case - arrogance. Nearly 10 years after his first successful spell with Chelsea, Mourinho returned to his old stomping ground with even larger trophy cabinet. A couple of genius transfers brought him glory yet again, with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas lighting up the Stanford Bridge. But Mourinho has started to make mistakes too.

He shipped Luis Filipe after one year and the Brazilian reached his second Champions League with Atletico that year. Muhamed Salah left and the Egyptian tore up Serie A with Roma. he let Kevin De Bruyne join Wolfsburg and soon the Belgian returned to the Prem for a sack-load of cash. And he also signed Radamel Falcao who was in a dreadful form and scored just once. Mourinho was sacked from Chelsea before Christmas.



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The fine art of transfers is what makes a great manager in the modern football, but even the great three managers from our list made some dreadful transfer mistakes. Today we'll take a look at the three great Premier League managers and the worst mistakes they ever made.
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