Footballers are sometimes, well quite often, not the brightest bulbs in the room. We can’t imagine that many of our ‘heroes’ would feature particularly well on ‘The Apprentice’.
As entertaining as such football renegades as Mario Balotelli, and Mamadou Sakho might be in the boardroom, their intelligence would probably limit their success.
However, these lads have all found some form of ‘success’ off the pitch, making them strong candidates to potentially win the Apprentice, and become Lord Sugar’s right hand-man.
Seriously cool bloke, and one hell of a player. Seedorf has even found success in the food industry. The Dutchman owns a restaurant in Milan called, 'Fingers', and it's highly-rated in the Italian city. One of the best Japanese restaurants around, apparently. It's a shame Nick's not still around, he would have loved this sort of place. Source: Forchetteacentrocampo
Oh Dion, Dion, Dion. Just because you were an 'ok' footballer doesn't mean you can break into the music scene. The ex-Villa man invented 'The Dube'. A nine-inch percussion instrument, which retails at £230.00. The fact the striker is also presenting 'Homes Under the Hammer', shows he'd do anything for a bit of cheddar. Source: YouTube
Is there anyone who doesn't like Franky Lamps? Saying that, he's probably not on Adrian Chiles' Christmas Card list... Frank has dived into the kids market, by launching 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Aimed at juniors who are football mad, with each booking retailing at a fiver. God the bloke's a legend, and would definitely be the most popular figure in the Apprentice contestants house. Source: Zimbio
Even had a crack at the movie scene with Ashley Cole. Co-produced a massive film flop, starring Danny Dyer. But, the ex-United man has had some success in the retail market, with the defender's No. 5 brand. Still, the bloke might struggle to articulate proper English in the boardroom. Source: Daily Mail
In similar style to AC Milan teammate, Seedorf. Gattuso owns a fish market in Italy. The Italian stated how when he was younger, he wanted to be a fisherman. Hopefully he won't scare away customers, like he used to opposition. You could just see Gattuso in one of those raw tasks, out in London markets. 'Selling fish, two-for-one deals. Fresh fish, straight from Italy'. Source: Daily Mail
Good old Joleon Lescott; released his own clothing brand - 'Lescott Stewart Clothing'. Hopefully, for the defender, the brand will be more successful than the back nine of his career. But, we don't think Joleon would fair too well against Karren in an argument. Source: Sky Sports
Co-owns a Sports Management Division with rugby legend, Brian O'Driscoll. The company was valued at €1m in a shareholder overhaul... fair play, lads. Would even hold his own against Claude Littner in the interview stage. Surely the favourite to win the show? Source: Pundit Arena