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Barclays Premier League 2013/14, West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, Hawthorns, The (Birmingham, GB) - 12 Apr 2014 (Rex Features via AP Images)

People are already getting football fever with the World Cup just around the corner, June 12 – July 13. The New York Times recently ran a full-page article in their print edition on how “soccer has emerged as the sport of the thinking class in the U.S.” Swish, swoo. We’re so classy.

Well, maybe we should slow our roll in assuming we’re a part of that creative circle since we have our eye on the managers, not the actual sport. Let’s do some fox hunting with this snapshot of 10 of the foxiest football managers (a smartly dressed head coach) in the English Premier League:

Barclays Premier League 2013/14, West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, Hawthorns, The (Birmingham, GB) - 12 Apr 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)
Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Tim Sherwood plays coy, but we think he knows what he’s doing. (Rex Features/AP)
April 13, 2014 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gestures - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool vs Manchester City - Anfield Stadium - Liverpool - 13th April 2014 - Picture Paul Thomas/Sportimage. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Is it just us or does Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers have a striking resemblance to a certain secret service agent? (Cal Sport Media/AP)
Soccer - Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service - Anfield. Everton's Manager Roberto Martinez leaves the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire URN:19578883
Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez leads the pack. (Martin Rickett/PA)
Strictly Editorial Use Only - No Merchandising. For Football Images - Editorial use only. No merchandising. Football Association and Premier League restrictions apply inc. no internet/mobile usage without FAPL license. It is the picture user's responsibility to adhere to all restrictions - for details contact Football Dataco.Everton's Manager Roberto Martinez greets new Swansea manager Gary Monk who played alongside him at Swansea The FA Cup 2013/14, Fifth Round, Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park (Liverpool, GB) - 16 Feb 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)
Swansea manager Gary Monk shows off good sportsmanship embracing Martinez. (Rex Features/AP)
April 12, 2014 - Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom - Mark Hughes manager of Stoke City subs Peter Odemiwingie of Stoke City - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Newcastle Utd - Britannia Stadium - Stoke - England - 12th April 2014 - Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City, has a stately presence. (Cal Sport Media/AP)
April 12, 2014 - Southampton, United Kingdom - Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- Barclays Premier League - Southampton vs Cardiff City - St Mary's Stadium - Southampton - 12th April 2014 - Picture Matt Watson/Sportimage. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t shy to give directions. (Cal Sport Media/AP)
April 12, 2014 - London, United Kingdom - Wigan manager Uwe Rosler - Wigan v Arsenal - 2014 FA Cup Semi-Final - Wembley Stadium - London - 12th April 2014 - Pic Charlie Forgham-Bailey/Sportimage. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Wigan’s manager Uwe Rosler is all business on the field. (Cal Sport Media/AP)
April 13, 2014 - Swansea, United Kingdom - Manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho arrives at the Liberty Stadium - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City vs. Chelsea - Liberty Stadium - Swansea - Wales - 13th April 2014 - Picture Philip Oldham/Sportimage. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes a stride through Liberty Stadium. (Cal Sport Media/AP)
Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini takes to the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini appears cool and collected. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
This is awkward. Manchester United’s manager David Moyes just got sacked. He’s still foxy. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Is it bad to cheer for a team because you fancy their coach? 

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By Brigid Brown