Football is a lucrative business, and the lifestyle of footballers is a good example of the financial result of the game. Many of them live luxurious life because they earn good money. Footballers cannot play the game forever, and they must keep working or running businesses if they want to avoid going bankrupt.
When these players retire, some of them keep earning money by working with their experiences in the football world. Some work as coaches and sporting directors, while some others buy clubs and run them.
There are unique cases where some of them work as managers somewhere and own clubs in another location.
Ryan Giggs is the manager of the Welsh national team, while Phil Neville is the manager of Inter Miami in the USA. These two, alongside some players from the Manchester United class of '92 own Salford City FC.
The club plays in League 2, the fourth division of the English League.
2. Patrick Vieira.
He is one of the players that enjoyed the glorious days of Arsenal, he spent 9 years in the club and won 3 EPL titles. Vieira was born in Senegal to a Senegalese dad and Cape Verdian mum, he spent 8 years in Africa before going to France. He is the current manager of Crystal Palace.
In 2003, he revisited Senegal and founded the Club Diambers. The club worked hard to get to the top of the Senegalese first division and now compete in CAF competitions.
These two players were successful footballers, they now own football clubs.
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