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Football manager WAGs - from Ralf Rangnick's glam brunette to Mikel Arteta's model wife
24/12/2021 14:27:19

Footballers may enjoy the glamorous life with their model girlfriends - but so do the managers barking orders at them.

Their famous wives and girlfriends have become even more prominent in recent years thanks to social media, where they can build their own fanbase.

Some have been around since the early noughties when WAG culture was at its peak, while others have stepped into the limelight more recently.

After all, who could forget the 2006 World Cup in Germany when the likes of Cheryl Cole dominated the headlines?

Here, Daily Star Sport has selected a few of the women who are supporting their men in the top flight...

Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick kept the split from his wife a secret from the public and has since been dating the younger Flor.

The German and his glamorous girlfriend were spotted together at Old Trafford watching the game against Arsenal.

They were also spotted outside the Lowry Hotel.

The 63-year-old was with Gabriele Lamm-Rangnick, his childhood sweetheart, but it appears the Manchester United manager has found love elsewhere.

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal Mikel Arteta has been winning on and off the pitch lately.

The Spaniard married Argentine model Lorena Bernal, after meeting her in 2002.

The Former Miss Spain moved to the country when he was just nine years old.

And she went on to finish in the top 10 of the Miss World pageant.

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City maestro Pep Guardiola is married to Cristina Serra, with the two having met when they were young.

Now a journalist, Serra grew up surrounded by fashion - with her family owning a high-end clothes store in Spain called “Serra Claret".

The Brazilian was born in 1973 and tends to stay away from the limelight for the most part.

She does not appear to have a public social media account.

Wayne Rooney

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen Rooney have been together since school.

It wasn’t too long until her husband found fame and fortune, becoming headline news at just 16-years-old.

The relationship has seen some ups and downs - but most recent events show that the two are stronger than ever.

The two have found a huge mansion to reside in in the gorgeous countryside of Cheshire.

Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone has transformed Atletico Madrid into a dominant European force. To name a few, he’s has led Atleti to two La Liga triumphs, a Copa del Rey, and even two Europa League wins.

He’s come close to a Champions League title as well - missing out in the final twice.

His stunning model wife is, Carla Pereyra, who is almost two decades younger than the Argentine.

The pair met 14 years and haven’t looked back since.

Steven Gerrard

Alex Curran and Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard have been together since his early days, tying the knot 14 years ago.

A model and ex-columnist for the Daily Mirror, Curran has gone into the business world for herself.

‘Alex’ was a fragrance she launched and it was one of the bestsellers of 2007.

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