First XI

Young managers

June 23, 2011
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
At the age of 33, Andre Villas-Boas has already become recognised as one of the most capable managers in the modern game. Here, ESPNsoccernet looks at some of the other bosses to have made their start to life at the top at a very early age.

Herbert Chapman

At Chapman's funeral in 1934, after his death at the age of 55, the vicar of Hendon said: "The football world mourns a genius."

Pneumonia brought an early end to his life, but he had already enjoyed the best part ...

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