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Football quiz: how much do you know about caretaker managers?


Duncan Ferguson had a dream start against Chelsea on Saturday. Which other caretaker bosses have made their mark (or not)?

Which World Cup winners were overseen by a caretaker boss?

Uruguay in 1950

Brazil in 1970

Argentina in 1986

Italy in 2006

Who was caretaker manager at Newcastle when they lost eight league games in a row – their worst ever run in the Premier League?

Alan Shearer

Terry McDermott

Chris Hughton

John Carver

Sam Allardyce was given his start in management at Limerick in Ireland, where he guided them to promotion as player-manager. His first role as a manager in England came as caretaker at which club?

Bolton Wanderers

Preston North End

Blackburn Rovers

West Ham United

Which player did Alf Ramsey fine during his stint as caretaker boss of Birmingham City in 1977-78?

Kenny Burns

Trevor Francis

Terry Hibbitt

Kevan Broadhurst

Roberto Di Matteo won two trophies as Chelsea’s caretaker manager in 2012: the Champions League and …

The League Cup

The Premier League

The FA Cup

The Community Shield

Tony Parkes spent 35 years at Blackburn Rovers. He played for them 350 times in the league. How many times did he serve as their caretaker manager?

Two

Four

Six

Eight

Sandy Stewart was caretaker manager for St Johnstone for one game in 2007. What happened in that match?

His team lost 10-0

He won a trophy

He was sent to the stands for punching the opposing manager

He led his team to a 6-0 win

Which caretaker manager led the England Under-21s out in the very first match at the new Wembley Stadium?

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Stuart Pearce

David Platt

Peter Taylor

Nigel Pearson

Stewart Houston was the Arsenal caretaker manager in 1995 when they reached the European Cup Winners’ Cup final. Which team beat them in the final?

Milan

Real Zaragoza

Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain

Who stepped in as player-manager for Everton in 1997 and helped steer them to survival in the Premier League?

Duncan Ferguson

Dave Watson

Neville Southall

Gary Speed

1 and above.

Pack your things. You’ve lost the dressing room.

2 and above.

Pack your things. You’ve lost the dressing room.

3 and above.

Thanks, but no thanks. Mark Hughes is our man

4 and above.

Thanks, but no thanks. Mark Hughes is our man

5 and above.

Thanks, but no thanks. Mark Hughes is our man

6 and above.

Give it Giggsy till the end of the season

7 and above.

Give it Giggsy till the end of the season

8 and above.

Stunning work. Here’s a six-year contract

9 and above.

Stunning work. Here’s a six-year contract

0 and above.

Pack your things. You’ve lost the dressing room.

10 and above.

Stunning work. Here’s a six-year contract

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