When we talk about a soccer player’s dream, one of the first things to come up to mind would be representing his country at the international level. After retirement, those who choose to continue their path as head coaches would dream of taking the reins of a national team.
If taking part in an official competition such as the Gold Cup could be hard enough for any player, let alone returning to the tournament as a Head Coach. However, these men have managed to do it.
One of them is Gregg Berhalter, the USMNT manager in the 2021 Gold Cup, who can face this competition with previous experience in it as a player, something that only a handful of people can say.
Coaches who have played and coached at a Gold Cup
When the time to hang up the boots comes, many players decide to continue their lives attached to soccer, and becoming a head coach is an option for many of them.
Countless great players then became highly praised managers, and some of them even had the honor of playing and then coaching at the international stage. These former players who shone on the Gold Cup then passed on that experience from the sidelines.
Throughout the Concacaf marquee tournament’s history, several countries have then seen former players guiding them from the bench, while some of them have returned to the Gold Cup but with different national teams. Click here to see all the former players who played and then managed a team in a Gold Cup.