Contrary to popular belief, footballers are family men and many make sure that children follow in their footsteps to play the game.

Here are six footballers who were coached by their fathers;

1.Zinedane Zidanne and Enzo Fernandez

Enzo was coached by his father Zinedane when he was in charge of Real Madrid Castilla.

Zinedine Zidane gives instructions to his son Enzo during a Real Madrid Castilla match

Zinedine Zidane gives instructions to his son Enzo during a Real Madrid Castilla match

2. Cesare and Paolo Maldini

Cesare, a football legend in his won right coached the greatest left back in football history at club and national level when he was in charge of AC Milan and Italy national team.

Cesare and Paolo Maldini

Cesare and Paolo Maldini

3. Darren and Alex Ferguson

Darren emerged from the Manchester United academy and played in a total of 27 official games for the Red Devils.

Was managed at United by his father Alex Ferguson, but spent most of his playing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wrexham in the lower divisions of English football.

Alex Ferguson and his son Darren

4. Johan and Jordi Cruyff

Jordi was coached by his legendary father Johan at Barcelona where he emerged from the youth team. He played in a total of 41 games for the Catalans in two years. He left Barca in 1996 and played for four years at Manchester United.

Jordi Cryuff played professionally under his father

Jordi Cryuff played professionally under his father

5. Nico and Zlatco Kranjar

Hailed as the next Robert Prosinečki, Nico was given his international debut by his father Zlatko in August 2004.

Nico Kranjar (right) training with the Croatian national team with his father

Nico Kranjar (right) training with the Croatian national team with his father

6. Tom and Paul Ince

Paul is a legend at Liverpool, Manchester United and Inter Milan. He coached his son when he was in charge of at Blackpool.

Tom Ince and father Paul Ince at Blackpool

Tom Ince and father Paul Ince at Blackpool

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