One of the biggest challenges to football players every time there is a change in the Coaching department. Many times we have seen great players suffer as a result of a change in management. Take for instance Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke. He was signed at Liverpool by Brendan Rogers but the new boss Jurgen Klopp did not believe in his abilities. He finally had to leave and we can all see his returns at Selhurst Park.
So today we take a closer look at several players seriously affected by Coach Changes in recent years;
7. Victor Moses- Chelsea
Nigerian International Victor Moses is finally a happy and settled man. He is finally enjoying his football after all manner of loan deals in the last couple of years. Jose Mourinho did not believe in the ability of the midfielder but Antonio Conte has rejuvenated his career. He is now playing regularly and if things continue like this he will have a great season.
6. Juan Mata- Chelsea
Juan Mata was named Chelsea player of the year for three consecutive years and then Jose Mourinho came back and all hell broke out. The ‘Special One’ did not have the Spaniard in his plans to the amazement of many Blues fans.
He, therefore, had to leave and Manchester United offered him an escape route. His career suffered considerable damage and that still continues today. They have met again at Old Trafford and everybody expected the midfielder to pack his bags again but going by the recent games, he might be part of Jose plans this time round.
5. Rafael da Silva- Manchester United
Premier League fans still don’t understand why Louis Van Gaal sold Rafael da Silva to Lyon. The Brazilian was a darling to Manchester United fans only comparable to Ander Herrera in the current squad. Sir Alex Ferguson signed him and his twin brother Fabio when they were only 18 years.
Rafael had slowly established himself in the right back position after few years of discipline and injury problems. In fact, he had played almost every game in the final year of Sir Alex Ferguson.