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Top 10 World’s Best Football (Soccer) Club Managers

Updated on March 31, 2020
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Football Managers

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Introduction

The responsibility of a manager as the head coach of a professional football team is to win games for club profitability. Other functions are pre/post match media briefing, scouting young talent buying /loans in transfer market. More include strategic planning of games, player’s motivation and team selection. Some managers have excelled in their duties winning many laurels for the club. Here are my 10 best football club managers in the world.

Responsibilities of a Manager

  • win games for club profitability
  • pre/post match media briefing
  • scouting young talent
  • buying /loans in transfer market
  • strategic planning of games
  • player’s motivation
  • team selection

10 World’s Best Football (Soccer) Club Coaches

  1. Jürgen Klopp
  2. Zinedine Zidane
  3. Diago Simeone
  4. Luis Enrique
  5. Carlos Ancelotti
  6. jupp heynckes
  7. José Mourinho
  8. Pep Guardiola
  9. Sir Alex
  10. Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard

Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp

1. Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp is the number one world’s best club coach of 2019/2020.A former player of 1.FSV Maiz o5 he retired from active play on February 27, 2001. Born in June 16, 1957 in Stuttgart Germany he was appointed manager of Liverpool in English premier league. Appointment was on October 8, 2015 with a contract until 30, 06, and 2024. His preferred formation is 4-3-3 attacking while his average term as head coach is 6, 27 years.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

2. Zinedine Zidane

Another one of my favorites is Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid. Born June 23, 1972 in Marseille France the former player of Real Madrid retired from active football in July 10, 2006. He has a UEFA Pro License and preferred formation is 4-3-3.

Zidane’s Managerial Career

He invested in a club Croix de Savoie in 2009 and became an adviser management of Real Madrid 2010. Next was a spell as sporting director of Real Madrid 2011-2012 then investor in Rodez AF. He later became assistant manager Real Madrid 2013-2014, assistant manager RM Castilla 2014 . He became Manager of RM Castilla same year 2014 – 2016, Real Madrid manager 2016 - 2019.

Diago Simeone

Diago Simeone
Diago Simeone

3. Diago Simeone

Diego Simeone was born in San Nicolas Argentina April 28, 1970. A former player of Racing Club his preferred formation is 4-4-2 double 6. He was appointed on June 1, 2012 as manager of Atletico Madrid.Managerial career spans Racing Club 2006, Estudiantes 2006, River Plate 2008, San Lorenzo 2009. Others are Catania 2011, Racing Club July 2011, Atletico Madrid 2012 until 30,06,2022

Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique

4 Luis Enrique

Luis was a former player of FC Barcelona and retired as a footballer in July 1, 2004. Age 49 his place of birth is Gijon Spain he has UEFA Pro License and his preferred formation is 4-3-3 attacking. Transfers as a footballer are Sporting B to Sporting Gijon, Sporting Gijon to Real Madrid free transfer, Real Madrid to FC Barcelona free transfer, FC Barcelona till retired.

Manager Career of Luis Enrique

FC Barcelona B 2008 to 2011 manager, AS Roma 2011 to 2012, Celta de Vigo 2013 to 2014. Others include FC Barcelona 2014 – 2017, Spain 2018-2019. He took a career break before joining Spain national team again in 2019

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti | Source

5 Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti was born June 10, 1959 at Reggiolo Italy. A former player of AS Roma he retired from active playing at Milan. He was appointed on December 22, 2019 as manager of Everton contracted until 30,06,2024. His preferred formation is 4-4-2. Managerial career includes Italy national team as assistant manager, manager Reggiana 95, AC Parma 96 and Juventus 99. Others are Milan 2001, Chelsea 09, Paris SG 2012, Real Madrid 2013, Bayern Munich 2016, SS Napoli 2018, and Everton 2019-

Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes
Jupp Heynckes

6 Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heyncke retired as manager of Bayern Munich on june 30, 2019. He was born in Monchengladbach Germany 74 year ago. His preferred formation is 4-1-4-1. Managerial career spans Bor. M’gladbach 79, Bayern Munich 87, Athletic 92, E Frankfurt 94, CD Tenerife 95. Others are Real Madrid 97, Benfica 99, Athletic 2001, and FC Schaike 2004. More include Bor. M’gladbach 07, Bayern Munch 09, Bay. Leverkusen 09-2011, Bayern Munich 2011 -2018.

José Mourinho

José Mourinho
José Mourinho

7. José Mourinho

José Mourinho is the current manager of Tottenham hotspurs appointed November 20, 2019. His current contract is until 30,06,2023 and preferred formation is 4-2-3-1. Born 57 years ago on January 26, 1963 at Setibal Portugal. The former player of COM. Industria has worked as manager for numerous clubs

José Mourinho Career as Manager

He appointed as assistant manager for Barcelona 1996 then manager of Benfica December 2000. Other managerial positions include manager Leiria 2001-2002, FC Porto 2002-2004, Chelsea 2004-2007, Inter 2008-2010, Real Madrid 2010-2013, Chelsea 2013-2015 and Spurs 2019 expected until 2023.

Pep Guadiola

Pep Guadiola
Pep Guadiola

8 Pep Guardiola

Appointed July 1 2016 until 30,06,2021 Pep Guardiola has performed credibly for Manchester City. They won the premier league by a hairs breadth to Liverpool. Born January 18, 1971 in Santpedor Spain his preferred formation is 4-3-3. Pep was a former player for FC Barcelona and last club was Dorado de Sin.

Managerial Career

Managerial career is traced to FC Barcelona B 2007 – 2008, FC Barcelona 2008 – 2012, Bayern Munich 2013 -2016, Manchester city 2016 until 30, 06, and 2021(expected).

Top 10 Most Successful Football Managers

9 Sir Alex

I am a big fan of Sir Alex Ferguson’s style of coaching. Aged 78 he was born in Govan, Glasgow and is a citizen of Scotland. The highly enigmatic manager has a UEFA Pro coaching license. The former manager of Manchester united was appointed match analyst for man United on January, 14, 2014.

Career as manager starts with East Stirling 1974-1975, St Mirren 75-78 and Aberdeen FC 1978-1986. Other appointments as manager include Scotland 85-86, Manchester united 86,-2013. He became a board member of Manchester United 2013 before becoming a match analyst 2014.

Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard

franklin edmundo rijkaard
franklin edmundo rijkaard

10 Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard

Franklin Rijkaard was born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam. He has joint citizenship of Netherlands and Suriname. A former player of Ajax he retired in July 1 1995. Although retired as a football manager his last position was manager of Saudi Arabia national team. Other managerial positions are assistant manager Netherlands 1998-2000, manager Sparta R 2001-2002. He was manager of FC Barcelona 2003-2008, Galatasaray 2009-2010, Saudi Arabia 2011-2013.

Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard Transfers as a Player

Ajax – Sporting CP €2.27m, Sporting CP-Real Zaragoza Loan fee:
€114k. Real Zaragoza to Sporting CP. Others are Sporting CP TO Milan€3.00m, Milan to Ajax €636k were he retired.

Gues Who Managed Barcelona 2008 – 2012

Who Managed FC Barcelona in 2008 – 2012

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Managers, Clubs, Appointments

Manager
Club
Appointment
Jürgen Klopp
Liverpool
October 8, 2015
Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid
2016 - 2019
Diago Simeone
Atletico Madrid
2012 until 30,06,2022

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    • tony55 profile imageAUTHOR

      femi 

      12 months ago from Nigeria

      Liverpool deserves the EPL trophy .Thanks for the comment Liz

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      This is an interesting list. Going further back I thought Bobby Robson was a great manager. I hope Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team are awarded the premiership title, as they are so far ahead.

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      olu 

      12 months ago

      These are the godfathers of football, great list.

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