Best Soccer Mentors
You’ve got to learn your trade from somewhere, whether you’re playing soccer or pounding nails into the wall as a carpenter. Here’s a short list of some of the best, those who’ve passed along or are passing along their genius on the pitch to a better, younger, and maybe faster version.
Messi and Ronaldinho – a tight relationship I’m guessing between these two, full of respect, the two passes the ball to one another as if they share their same software
Adu and Rui Costa – new and not just sure how strong the bond is between these two, but Adu bounds to learn a ton in his new Portuguese club
Henry and Walcott – short lived as Henry bailed out to eat tapas and drink sangria in Spain
Quote from Messi: Despite their rivalry with Argentina, Bara's Brazilians look after Messi. "I get on really well with the Brazilians," he says. "I'm very close to Sylvinho and Deco takes me shopping. Ronaldinho is a phenomenon. He gives me a lot of advice and praises me permanently. We have fun in every training session. He says I'm his little brother.
Mentors all falls into the coaching world, how many coaches has Alex Fergerson influenced and inspired, from Mark Hughes to Roy Keane to Steve Bruce.