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Best Coaches: Top 5 Best Football Managers in the World

Who are the best football managers in the world?

Managing a football team necessitates a complex set of skills as well as a thorough understanding of the game. Managers should be able to deal personally with players to inspire and discipline them, in addition to being tactically astute. Their directives must be clearly articulated, and they must predict their players' physical and psychological conditions.

The skill of a manager to make intelligent substitutions and tactical adjustments during games is especially important. Managers must win the loyalty of their players by leading them competently as a prerequisite. Many brilliant tacticians struggle due to a lack of leadership authority. It takes a certain kind of person to be an artist and a drill sergeant at the same time. The administrators on the following page exemplify this quality and have achieved exceptional success in the field of football.

These Are The Top 5 Best Football Managers in the World

5. Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone is perhaps the most coveted young star in the field of football management. He won two league titles in Argentina before becoming famous as the boss of Atletico Madrid. Upon his arrival in Spain, he energized an underperforming Atletico team, leading them to fifth place in the league. He also led them to the 2012 Europa League title.

His squad thrashed Chelsea in the European Super Cup in his first full season as boss before claiming the 2013 Spanish domestic cup. Simeone's biggest success as Atletico Madrid boss came next: winning the Spanish league title in 2014, beating both Barcelona and Real Madrid. Simeone's European achievement has only been hampered by close losses in the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals to Real Madrid. His Atletico Madrid club, on the other hand, won the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2018.

4. Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp, the founder of Liverpool, is no longer a rising star in the football community. He has landed in full force. Klopp turned around Borussia Dortmund's fortunes early in his career, winning league titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as the German Cup in 2012. Klopp's reign brought an end to Bayern Munich's undisputed domination and reestablished Dortmund as a dominant force in European football. He put together an outstanding squad in all positions and favored a fast counter-attacking style of play similar to Arsenal's (in their better years). Dortmund went undefeated for 28 games in 2012, and Klopp's team also advanced to the 2013 Champions League final.

Klopp led Liverpool to three cup finals since taking charge, including the 2018 Champions League, but they were all lost. Klopp then went on to win the 2019 Champions League final, marking the start of his trophy haul. He went on to win the UEFA Super Cup, the World Club Cup, and the Premier League in 2020, completing Liverpool's 30-year wait for another title.

3. Loius Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal is a stern disciplinarian who is known for his straightforward style of football. He is described as proud and arrogant, and he uses a blend of artistry and authority to achieve phenomenal success as a boss. He lifted the Champions League in 1995, the UEFA Cup in 1992, three league cups, and one domestic cup with Ajax. He won three more league titles and one domestic cup with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

He also managed AZ to win the Dutch league championship in 2009. Before taking over as Manchester United boss, Van Gaal led a much-maligned Dutch team to third place in the 2014 World Cup. While his poor time at United, he did win the FA Cup.

2. José Mourinho

José Mourinho, a Portuguese coach, is noted for his well-organized defenses and his teams' physical ability. Before becoming a coach, he worked as a physical education instructor under legends Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal.

With Porto, Chelsea, Inter, and Real Madrid, he has won eight league titles and four domestic cups. With Porto, he won the 2003 UEFA Cup and the 2004 Champions League, Inter won the 2010 Champions League, and Manchester United won the 2017 Europa League. Mourinho took over as Manchester United boss at the start of the 2016–17 season after a mixed second spell at Chelsea and won the 2017 Europa League to return the club to the Champions League. However, due to disappointing league results, he was fired at the end of 2018. Mourinho took over as manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2019, he was also fired due to his poor performance and not able to secure the top 4 in the EPL this season.

1. Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti became the first still working boss to have won the Champions League three times after Real Madrid won it in 2014. He had won it twice before, with Milan in 2003 and 2007. Ancelotti's illustrious career includes titles with Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich, in Italy, England, France, and Germany, respectively. With Milan, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, he has also won domestic titles. Ancelotti unexpectedly took over at Everton in 2020 and has already boosted the club's fortunes.

Ancelotti's management style is characterized by adaptability and flexibility. He uses formations that are appropriate for his players' characteristics. He is one of the most decorated managers on this list, with 20 medals to his credit.

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