As David Moyes has found out in recent years, being a Soccer coach can be one of the best but alternatively one of the worst jobs in the world.

After exactly a year to the day since his appointment, he has been sacked by Real Sociedad.

Like Moyes, some manager’s have been tempted by the sunnier climates abroad.

As David Beckham and Gareth Bale have proved that a successful career can be continued in Europe.

But where there are successes, there are failures, check out this list of the manager’s who failed to achieve anything but a dodgy sun tan.

Chris Coleman


After a successful spell at Fulham, Coleman was recommended for the vacant Real Sociedad job in June 2007.

But after a run of poor results and a falling out with Sociedad President, Inaki Badiola, Coleman decided to leave in October 2007, just four months after his appointment.