Even when the team is experiencing success, fans only care to chant the name of their beloved manager while the going is fair.
These nine assistant managers all deserve recognition for their achievements in the backroom.
In November 1994, Everton lay bottom of the Premier League with one win in fourteen games. Joe Royle arrived, and with Willie Donachie as assistant, the duo forged Everton into a combative side that not only survived, but lifted the 1995 FA Cup against all odds. (Image Source: Alchetron)
Without Faria’s video-aided insights into Chelsea’s gameplay, the west London club would not boast the current record Premier League points total of 95, which was acquired in the very first season (2004/05) of the Mourinho/Faria era. (Image Source: Youtube)
Buvac has been Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand man since 2008. However, Buvac’s mastery can be traced back to as early as 2004, when he oversaw Mainz’s promotion to the Bundesliga as assistant. (Image Source: This is Anfield)
One of Sir Alex Ferguson’s closest confidants as Manchester United took full ownership of English football in the 1990s. Sadly, Kidd’s sole managerial gig after United was Blackburn’s relegation season of 1998/99 – he’s never been in a hotseat since. (Image Source: Twitter)
Over 20 years, through thick and thin, Clement has worked his way up from coach to assistant manager, most notably overseeing a title win at PSG in 2013 as assistant. He now stands to guide Swansea to the unlikeliest of Premier League survivals. (Image Source: Andy Clarke/Rex)
Zagallo IS Brazil. After winning successive titles as a player in 1958 and 1962, he then managed the side to a truly flawless victory in the 1970 tournament. He was the assistant manager in 1994, when the Brazilians won title number four. (Image Source: Valter Campanato/Agencia Brasil)
Shakespeare’s efforts have stabilised the situation at Leicester and the Foxes are STILL in the Champions League. After assisting the most remarkable title win in the history of English football, Shakespeare truly has had greatness thrust upon him. (Image Source: Twitter)