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There is now a growing trend of immediate past players being selected to anchor the role of management in football clubs in the modern era. In the past, clubs would prefer to go for managers who are already experienced and have been in the game for some time.

However, with recent managerial appointments of the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjær at Manchester United, Frank Lampard at Chelsea, Steven Gerrard at Rangers, Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan, and so on, it looks as though clubs want to now place trust in fresh candidates and allow them to show what they're truly capable of.

Former Liverpool player Daniel Agger has now joined that list after he was confirmed to have been appointed as the new head coach at Danish second-tier club HB Koge. The former Denmark defender could not hide his delight at being named the new head coach of the club, and he is said to be partnered by his former international teammate Jacobsen who will work as his assistant head coach.

Let's take a look at the five past Liverpool players who have gone on to become managers at different clubs.

After his playing career, he ventured into management after being appointed the head coach of the Guinea national team back in 2009. But he only lasted in the job for three months after which he was sacked.

Stephane Henchoz
Henchoz played for Liverpool for six years and finally left the club after playing his 135th game in 2005. In his career, he played for the likes of Blackburn, Celtic, and Wigan. He was appointed manager of Blackburn to coach the Under-18 team but only lasted for one term. He also coached FC Sion in 2019 but lasted for just 4 months.
Steven Gerrard

Gerrard's managerial career is already termed a success after guiding Rangers to their first league title in over a decade after being appointed as manager.
Other former players who became managers are Abel Xavier, who coached low-league Portuguese clubs Farense, Olhanense, and Desportivo Aves. Then Phil Babb, who managed Hayes and Yeading, a Conference South outfit which he managed between 2013 and 2015 before leaving the club.

And then fresh on the list is Daniel Agger who was appointed in late March as the new head coach of HB Koge.