Roeder said: “I watched Zico in three World Cups and he’s one of the greats, one of the best Brazilians to grace the game.
“But once you stop playing the things you’ve done as a player have little impact on what you do as a boss.
“Look at Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger.
“They’d admit they weren’t Zicos as players, but they’re in the dugout.
“After you retire, that’s how you’re judged.”