Coaches in soccer are as important as the players, even arguably more important than the players due to the tasks they carry out.
Unlike a player, a coach can be deprived of his role in a club easily, and this mostly happens when the team is not giving the club and fans what they deserve.
However, a team not winning their games can easily have the coach sacked, be it the players’ fault or not, as the club management will believe that he lacks the qualities of managing their club.
Moreover, for a coach to continually maintain his role in a club, then he will have to be tactical in his gameplay, win trophies, and also make the fans happy.
Well, that sounds like a lot of workloads, but some coaches have done more than these to maintain their badge in their clubs and of course, they have been regarded as the best.
So, in today’s guide, I will not waste your time as I will quickly proceed to discuss the best football coaches in the world.
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Best Football Coaches In The World
1. Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is regarded as the best and biggest active manager. The Spanish manager earned praise when he started coaching at Barcelona to Bayern Munich and now at Manchester City.
The Spaniard is highly rated as he never goes a single season without grabbing at least the last trophy.
Just as we all waited to see, Pep Guardiola is now the first and currently the only manager to break Manchester City’s curse. He won the club its first UEFA Champions League in the just concluded season.
In addition, not just that the Spaniard won the club only the UEFA Champions League title, but he also won the Premier League and FA Cup, making it a treble.
2. Carlo Ancelloti
Carlo Ancelotti is a high-profile, tactical, and stylish soccer manager that never settles for less.
The Italian manager has proven his worth from day one to this very day.
You might already be wondering why the media is always praising me. Here is it, have a seat while I tell you more about Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is the first-ever soccer manager to win League titles in Italy, Spain, Germany, England, and France.
He is currently on contract at Real Madrid although he might be dropping the Brazilian national head coach role soon according to rumours.
In 2022, Ancelotti won Real Madrid the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League despite not following an easy route to the final.
His latest triumph with the Spanish side was the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup.
3. Hansi Flick
It hurts that people who started watching soccer do not know much about Hansi Flick.
Well, do you know the German national head coach? That is Hansi Flick just in case you were not aware.
Hansi Flick has been the best thing to ever happen to the German national team despite not reaching finals with the side in the 2020 Euro finals and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Bayern Munich under Hansi Flick was a ruthless side and the most terrified Bayern side. In the 2021 season, He led Bayern to win the sextuplets and were unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League competition.
Hansi Flick only lost seven games in his two-year stay at Bayern Munich.
4. Jose Mourinho
It might quite be shocking how Jose Mourinho wins competitive games with star players, but it is not for me because he is the Special one.
Jose Mourinho is a Portuguese manager and is currently in contact at AS Roma.
He has won the UEFA Champions League titles with Porto and Inter Milan, and League titles with Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Factually, the only club Jose Mourinho managed and could not lift a single trophy is Tottenham Hotspurs.
He is the first soccer manager to win all three UEFA club competitions after leading AS Roma to the UEFA Europa Conference League wins in 2022.
5. Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League is the only manager who has proven to be able to go head-to-head against Pep Guardiola.
It is quite sad how Jurgen Klopp is not praised enough despite the changes he made at Dortmund and how he changed Liverpool to a terrifying England side.
In the 2021 season, he almost won Liverpool’s quadruple but sadly lost the UEFA Champions League to Real Madrid and lost the Premier League on the last day.
In addition, he won Liverpool the Carabao and FA Cups against Chelsea.
6. Zinedine Zindane
Yes, we know that you have not seen Zindane manage a club for more than a year now and have not managed for up to 6 years, but why is he on the list?
The quick fact is that during the little years that Zinedine Zindane was a manager, he was more than a phenomenon.
The Frenchman won three UEFA Champions League titles back to back, emerging as the first-ever manager to do so and it was in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
7. Diego Simeone
The most paid manager in European football, Diego Simeone is the 7th best football coach in the world currently.
The Argentine has done more than what a top manager would do for a club, so hating him would not count.
Diego Simeone stepped into his current club, Atletico Madrid years ago and has made them a top competitor in Spain and Europe.
2 La Liga titles, 2 UEFA Champions League finals, and 2 Europa League titles are what Diego Simeone has won for Atletico Madrid since becoming manager in 2011.
8. Lionel Scaloni
If not for Pep Guardiola, Lionel Scaloni would be regarded as Lionel Messi’s best coach.
Lionel Scaloni was an unknown coach when he was appointed as Argentina’s head coach in 2018.
Fast forward to now, Lionel Scaloni has won Argentina the 2021 Copa America, 2022 Finalissima, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Earlier this year, Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni was voted FIFA men’s coach of the year, and of course, he deserves it after making Lionel Messi’s dream a reality.
9. Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is a high-profile coach who loves pushing his players forward.
He managed not just a club but several. He has managed top clubs such as Juventus, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Tottenham Hotspurs.
At each of these clubs, he managed to lift a trophy before he departed from Tottenham Hotspurs even Jose Mourinho could not accomplish.
Taking over from Nuno Santos at Tottenham, he qualified Tottenham for the UEFA Champions League, battling Arsenal on the final day. Antonio Conte will forever be missed by the Lilywhites.
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The managing career of Xavi started when he took the role of the manager of a Qatari side, Al Sadd, his former club as a player. He was still considered a baby coach during this time though.
Xavi was a huge part of Qatar’s football plan ahead of the 2022 World Cup even if he could not reach the heights he wished for.
However, from Al Sadd, he joined his legendary club, Barcelona as a manager and currently, he is their manager.
He joined Barcelona in 2021 in ninth position but finished the season with them in second place to qualify them for the UEFA Champions League competition. He is one of the youngest coaches in Europe currently.
The current best coach is Pep Guardiola. He has always been doubted of his abilities but he proved critics wrong after winning his second treble with Manchester City in the just concluded season.
Pep Guardiola might be the best football coach in the world, but he is not the highest-paid coach in the world. He is just behind Diego Simeone on this list as the second-highest-paid coach in Europe.
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