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6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by obembet(f): 11:12pm On Aug 13
Cheer up Frank Lampard! These managers had losing starts too, but some of them did alright at their clubs in the end...

1. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United. Oxford United 2-0 Man United, 1986.

Ferguson's 27-year-long reign in red got off to an inauspicious start as John Aldridge and Neil Slatter handed the Scot a debut defeat at Oxford's Manor Ground.

By the time Ferguson left Old Trafford he had accumulated a staggering 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League and two Champions League titles. Oxford, on the other hand, fell into the Conference in 2006, and now ply their trade in League One. It's fair to say that Ferguson lost the battle but won the war on this one, just about.

2. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona. Numancia 1-0 Barcelona, 2008

Managerial novice Guardiola, then 37, suffered a chastening opening day loss against Numancia in 2008, as Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o could only strike the woodwork in response to Mario's opener. Early fears were compounded after a worrying draw at home to Racing Santander the following weekend.

Nineteen wins in his next 20 league games softened the blow somewhat, and Pep secured La Liga, the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League in the opening salvo to one of football's greatest ever dynasties.

3. Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool. West Brom 3-0 Liverpool, 2012
“On this evidence Rodgers faces a massive task to restore Liverpool to the game's elite” was the BBC's damning verdict after a calamitous start to life with the Reds at the Hawthorns.

Rodgers never did quite get there in fairness, but he came pretty close in 2013/14.

Back in that first game though, Martin Kelly, Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Stewart Downing and Fabio Borini were just some of the players on show for the thrashed visitors, in a game that also saw Romelu Lukaku's first Premier League goal.

4. Jupp Heynckes, Bayern Munich. Bayern 0-1 M'gladbach, 2011

.Jupp Heynckes had four separate stints at Bayern Munich, but his third (2011-13) saw him win a treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League – something no one other German side has managed.

Things didn't get off to an ideal start, as a howler from debutant Manuel Neuer allowed Igor de Camargo to net the solitary goal of the first game of the former Gladbach player's tenure. Neuer would then keep eight straight clean sheets, and became the highest regarded 'keeper in the world as Heynckes' Bayern won the treble the following season.

5. Bobby Robson, NewcastleChelsea 1-0 Newcastle, 1999.

Seventeen years passed between Robson's last match in charge of Ipswich and the boyhood Newcastle fan's emotional return to club management in England.

It was no dream start, however, as the Magpies slipped to a narrow defeat at Stamford Bridge – leaving them bottom of the league after six losses in their first seven games. An 8-0 win in Robson's first home game sparked a strong recovery, and the iconic former England manager would take Newcastle into the Champions League during his five years at the club.

6. Eddie Howe, BournemouthDarlington 2-1 Bournemouth, 2009

When Eddie Howe was appointed caretaker manager of Bournemouth on New Year's Day 2009 the outlook was bleak for the Cherries. They were sat in the mire of League Two, having started the season in administration and been given a subsequent 17 points deduction.

Things went from bad to worse for Howe, just 32 and managing for the first time, as he lost his first two games, to Darlington and Rotherham – the former after conceding two late goals.

Luckily, those performances were enough to secure the full-time job, and Howe hasn't looked back since. He won eight out of his first 13 games as permanent boss, despite his players going unpaid, leading a miraculous charge away from seemingly certain relegation. Three promotions later and Bournemouth are an established Premier League side, and Howe an LMA Manager of the Year recipient. As for Darlington? After expulsion from the football league and a change of name they're in the National League North. Sliding doors.

Three more who had stuttering starts...

Roberto Mancini drew 11 of his first 13 league games as Inter manager in 2004/05, but went on to lift the Scudetto three years in a row between 2005-2008.

Vicente del Bosque lost his second game as Real Madrid head coach, and his third game 5-1 at home to Real Zaragoza, but won La Liga and the Champions League twice at the Bernabeu, before later conquering the world with Spain.

Jurgen Klopp took one point from his first two home games as Liverpool manager, against Southampton and Crystal Palace. Four years later, he had taken the club to two successive Champions League finals, winning in 2019.

Source: https://m.allfootballapp.com/amp/news/Headline/6-successful-managerial-stints-that-started-with-defeats...-Cheer-up-Lampard/1659795

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Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by IamCeazer(m): 11:46pm On Aug 13
Chelsea is cursed!
Dont ask me how..
FTC 4 d first time,,,, Hwfa? Lalasticlala i neva see credit Alert oo

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Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Ebooksman2019(m): 1:48am On Aug 14
Cheer up Lamp..
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Dizzyrascal(m): 2:23am On Aug 14
You can quote me on this one. The analysis of the game asides the result shouldn't be too bleak for Frank Lampard, considering that his team Chelsea played well. Infact, very well to be truthfully honest. When you also add the fact that they started the match without a lot of their most established senior team players; the future can only be bright going forward.
Frank Lampard is an intelligent young manager. A lot more intelligent than people are giving him credit for. My smart money is on him turning things around sooner rather than later. I might be wrong, but that is my current view of things....by the way, my feelings haven't changed, if you know what I mean.

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Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by ManspaceBarber(m): 9:38am On Aug 14
You win some, you lose some. Lampard, learn from your mistakes and move on. Your winning days will come.

Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Itsmedozie: 9:39am On Aug 14
remember these faces cool

Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by MasonKendall(m): 9:42am On Aug 14
I love Chelsea cos from the owner abramovic to the fans, they're just the Same . Arrogant.
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Andersonjr(m): 9:48am On Aug 14
Good things are coming
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by richmind2019(m): 9:51am On Aug 14
I think he should look for better ideas
I imagine the results when Chelsea will play city and Liverpool in

Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Ologogoro: 9:52am On Aug 14
I hope he succeed as Chelsea Manager.
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by Jokerman(m): 9:52am On Aug 14
Even Mourinho was beaten 5-0 in his first match against Barcheatlona but he waved it aside and the next season, He went on to

1. Amass 100 points which is the record for any Laliga team

2. Score 121 goals, which is the highest for any Laliga team, using Benzema, Higuain and Ronaldo

3. Win Laliga, COPA del Rey and Supercopa

So yes, Lampard can still be successful
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by obembet(f): 1:02pm On Aug 14
Lalasticlala
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by mtconcept(m): 1:25pm On Aug 14
Everything in life has principle,and until you understand the principle you probably will be wasting your time punching the air....

Betting is on sure way one can be earning big, but how to go about it one major challenge most people are faced with...

Now is the best time for you to start preparing for the next football league season,not when the league has started...

I have decide to win big next season,one of the things guiding me through on winning big is the book " Win Every Game"

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Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by obembet(f): 8:01pm On Aug 14
Dominique
Re: 6 Successful Managerial Stints That Started With Defeats by obembet(f): 4:00pm On Aug 15
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