Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Turning Point

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, a leading scorer in England's Premier League, once recalled a "turning point" in his career -- a remark which, he claimed, had inspired him to produce a flurry of goals. The remark? George Graham, his manager at the time, told him he "looked like a homo on the pitch."

[Other macho managers include: Daniel Passarella (Argentina's manager in the 1998 World Cup), who barred Fernando Redondo from the team because he refused to cut his hair; and Bobby Ferguson, who Bobby Robson (one of England's most successful managers) selected as his assistant at Ipswich Town because "I wanted someone I could rely on when the fists were flying in the dressing room."]

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