Ex-Arsenal hero looks unrecognisable as suited and booted manager as he shows off skills on touchline during game

THIS former Arsenal looks unrecognisable as a suited-and-booted manager.

But he hasn’t lost any of his class after showing his silky skills on the touchline during a game.

This former Arsenal star looked unrecognisable showing off his skills in a suitCredit: EPA

Many footballers turn their hand to management after ending their careers.

And when you have played for clubs like this former defender, it’s no wonder a national team eventually came calling.

This 48-year-old hails from Brazil.

After starting his career at Corinthians, he secured a move to Arsenal in 1999 and played 80 games in two seasons.


He was then shipped off to Celta Vigo before Barcelona came knocking in 2004.

He helped the Catalans win three titles and two Champions Leagues in just five seasons.

And his playing career ended in 2010 after one final campaign at Manchester City.

The former player in question is none other than Sylvinho.

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Sylvinho starred for Arsenal for two seasonsCredit: Getty
The former defender took charge of his first game as Albania boss last nightCredit: Getty

And he is now in charge of Albania’s national team following managerial spells at Lyon and Corinthians.

Former Man City and Argentina star Pablo Zabaleta is Sylvinho’s No2.

And the pair made their Albania managerial debuts in last night’s 1-0 Euro qualifier defeat to Poland.

But Sylvinho showed he could probably still a job on the pitch with a slick technical demonstration.

He beautifully controlled a ball that fell from the sky with a deft touch of his foot.

And that was all while wearing a sharp suit on the sideline.

Fans were certainly thrilled, with one saying: “Sylvinho’s technique is spectacular.”

Another added: “At the top of his career.”

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