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    What Premier League Managers Looked Like As Players – In Panini Stickers

    Brendan Rodgers' hair is really quite something.

    1. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal):

    Panini
    Panini
    Merlin/Topps

    Arsene there, becoming progressively less of a hippy as time goes on, until his eventual move into management... and suit-wearing.

    2. Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa):

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    Merlin/Topps
    Merlin/Topps/Old School Panini

    Ten points if you get the obscure in-joke reference here.

    3. Tony Pulis (West Brom):

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    Panini
    Topps

    He just isn't the same without the cap, so we included a picture of him in a cap for reference.

    4. Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool):

    Merlin/Topps

    Actual gold. Actual pure gold. Sadly both of the images of young Brendan are mocked up to look like official stickers, but his moustache lives on in our hearts.

    5. Louis van Gaal (Manchester United):

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    Panini
    Panini

    Unwavering dedication to that one facial expression from LVG.

    6. Steve McClaren (Newcastle United):

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    Panini
    Merlin

    Not a single umbrella in sight.

    7. Garry Monk (Swansea City):

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    Merlin/Topps
    Merlin/Topps

    Given that Garry Monk is about 17 years old, he actually looks pretty much the same in all of these.

    8. Ronald Koeman (Southampton):

    Panini
    Panini
    Merlin/Topps

    From fresh-faced youngster, to seasoned pro, to managerial maestro.

    9. Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City):

    Panini
    Panini
    Merlin/Topps

    Who else would pay good money for that Universidad de Chile kit?

    10. Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace):

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    Merlin/Topps

    Handsome, handsome Pards.

    11. Jose Mourinho (Chelsea):

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    Merlin/Topps
    Merlin/Topps

    The young one, the special one, the angry one.

    12. Roberto Martinez (Everton):

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    Merlin/Topps

    Pretty much the same... except for the hairline.

    13. Dick Advocaat (Sunderland):

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    Panini

    A Premier League newbie, so sadly no modern-day managerial sticker for Dick. But just look at that steely glare.

    14. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth):

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    Merlin/Topps

    The unlikely rise of Eddie Howe and Bournemouth means there is sadly very little trace of Howe sticker paraphernalia in the world.

    15. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham):

    Panini
    Panini
    Merlin/Topps

    The main thing we've learned from this is that old-school South American kits are 10/10.

    16. Quique Flores (Watford):

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    Panini

    The former Valencia man only took over as Watford boss in June, so we are yet to see his transition into English club management represented in sticker form.

    17. Mark Hughes (Stoke City):

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    Merlin
    Merlin/Topps

    "Leslie".

    18. Slaven Bilic (West Ham):

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    Panini
    Merlin/Topps

    Slaven Bilic's first managerial job in the UK, at West Ham, only started this season, so we'll have to settle for a picture of him in a West Ham shirt in 1996.

    19. Alex Neil (Norwich City):

    Panini
    Topps
    Topps

    Shinies don't look so shiny when they're scanned in, do they?

    20. Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City):

    Panini
    Panini
    Panini

    Playing football: Not happy.

    Playing football: Not happy.

    Management: Yeaahhhhhh.

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