Some Recent Father-and-son Duos
Cesare Maldini coached his son Paolo for Italy at the 1998 FIFA World Cup™. The Italians were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Zlatko Kranjcar coached his son Niko Kranjcar for Croatia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. “During the World Cup, Niko is not my son,” Zlatko said. “The team needs Niko, his team¬mates have full confidence in him.”
Seventeen-year-old Filippo Mancini made his Inter Milan debut for his father, coach Roberto Mancini, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 3-0 Italian Cup round-of-16 win over Reggina on 17 January 2008. But Filippo did not play against Juventus in the quarter-finals. “No, no. Absolutely not,” Mancini was quoted as saying by Reuters. “He played too little to say how he did,” Mancini added. “But it was important for him to make his debut like all the youngsters.”
Chalfont St Peter assistant manager Lawrence Richardson will coach an Anguilla side that includes his 18-year-old son James in their two-leg tie against El Salvador in the first CONCACAF qualifying round for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.