Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs have both got big international managerial jobs this month without any experience as a No.1.
Neville is the England Women boss, despite never having worked in women’s football before, while Giggs has replaced Chris Coleman as Wales manager.
Yet, they both worked for one of the greatest managers of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson, and there’s no doubt that the FA and FAW will hope some of Fergie’s ability will have rubbed off on them.
But has that been the case before?
We have looked at the managerial record of players who made the switch to coaching after working with the legendary Manchester United boss.
It’s fair to say there’s quite a mixed bag. Watch the video above to get the full lowdown.