Top 10 Best Soccer Managers

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Who are the 10 Best Football (Soccer) Managers of all time?

The Top Ten

1 Alex Ferguson

he's won 36 trophies in 25 years he's the best manager and the most succesful one!

No one knows football better than him!
he know how to create legends!

Wow he is just amazing there's no way to explain him he a true LEGEND
go Manchester United I love you so much I'd do anything 4 you

Not only an incredible manager, but an incredible leader. He adapted to every situation he ever faced and maintained complete dominance of arguably the hardest league in the world for over 20 years. I doubt we will ever see a manager like Sir Alex ever again in our lifetimes.

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2 Jose Mourinho

Great sense of defense and attack but especially defense. Good recruiting sense. Very good at choosing his team and only leaves out unskillful players

a real leader, earns respect from every player. really smart man

he is best in tactics and playing styles best of all

The special one

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3 Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger

just as I have read on many comments on this site, I like arsene wenger philosophy of not wasting money on known stars but instead by making strars and yet he can keep arsenal at a higher level despite not winning the champions league. I wish I can meet wenger one day and help him win a european cup (champions league). In my opinion he should be the best one which better than the special one

The thing is Arsene wenger made Arsenal get back on their feet. He Should Be the Manager of France after he leaves Arsenal. He Is actully voted 2nd Best In The Official FIFA Top 10 Managers! We Will WIn a Cup This Year! Come On Gunners!

Arsene should be higher! Even Ferguson said Arsene is better than him. He should be first or second at least. Arsene is able to make many players to world players. Without Arsene, Arsenal is nothing.

He is the best manegar

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4 Josep Guardiola

Guardiola is one of the legendary coach in the world. He won cups for Bayern Munich and he won 14 cups for Barcelona. definitely, he is a champion as a manager. Guardiola can perform in any club as a manager who has passion for soccer.

Absolutely the best, his success in Barcelona is just a real example of how much he knows about this great sport that is soccer. Cheers to him even though he is leaving Barcelona he will always be with us.

73.24 Win rate. What else is there to say? He is simply the best of them all. Now he's at City and he's gonna win the league at least once, maybe twice. He will also most likely win the Champion's league too.

WENGER SUCKS

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5 Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti have manage big team such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munchen, Paris Saint Germain, Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan

Ancelotti number 1 only

Underrated at both Chelsea and Real Madrid

The Best...
Come Back to Madrid Carletto
We Love you forever - pratham2025

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6 Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff

Not only was he the greatest manager of all time or what he was able to accomplish with Ajax and Barcelona, he built the foundation for the Barcelona of today that is clearly the greatest team in the world.

Won the European Cup with Barcelona & 8 league titles with Ajax. - plmilligan1968

He's definitely not the best BEST manager but he's still an awesome one though

7 Bob Paisley

Left a legacy of trophies for Liverpool. - plmilligan1968

Three European Cups in nine years compared to two in 25?

He manager liverpool for 10 years and won 20 trophies. Image he has manager liverpool for 20 years how many will he win for liverpool.

Best record

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8 Pep Guardiola

He is already on the list...

He is the best...

9 Roberto Di Matteo

Won many cups in the middle of the season at chelsea like uefa champions legue fa cup and when he left he won in another club

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10 Fabio Capello

He should be further down he was good till he came to england

Won the European Cup with Milan - plmilligan1968

The Contenders

11 Bill Shankly

Started the legacy at Liverpool. - plmilligan1968

Started the boot room which collectively won 13 leagues, 4 European cups, and 4 FA cups.

Alex Ferguson is passionless look at bill shanklys speeches he is the best on this page

Better than bob paisley

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12 Jurgen Klopp

Wouldn't shake Tony Pulis' hand, what an idiot doesn't deserve to be on this list.
He also celebrated a 2-2 draw with West Brom like they won the league.

Excellent Manager, transformed Dortmund from an average mid-table side in the Bundesliga to Consecutive title winners and Champions League finalists. Wish him all the best at LFC.

13 Rafael Benitez

Saved Newcastle from relegation - 2016

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14 Jock Stein

A Great manager. His teams played total football before the term had been introduced. Success was achieved with a team of local men - no expensive imports. It is always most difficult to be the first to achieve a great success, and that is exactly what he achieved.

Great man who conquered Europe with attacking football, simply he had his boys playing the beautiful game

Won the European Cup with Celtic. - plmilligan1968

Took a bunch of local kids, no big money transfers, and made a world class team. Unmatched in history.

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15 Matt Busby

A remarkable man. Formed the Busby Babes, survived the Munich Air Crash (just). Rebuilt the Manchester Utd team to win the European Cup in 1968. He took English sides into Europe. Created the Man Utd post war legacy. - plmilligan1968

He is just as important as Ferguson in united history

Revolutionized football. Created the Modern Day Manchester United, we owe everything to him.

What the hell matt busby here he should be no 5 he was better than bob paisley

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16 Brian Clough

How isn't he the best? He took a team from the bottom of the second division to win the title TWICE with two different clubs! Also won the European cup twice with Nott. Forest. And did this with an ordinary budget. Guy is a legend!

Sorry but 12th is an insult, bottom of the 2nd division to champions of england within 4-5 years with two different clubs will never be repeated, and two consecutive cups is an achievement barely anyone else on the list has accomplished

This man is greater than any other manager ever. I'm sorry but he has achieved far more than your Alex Ferguson or your Jose in terms of literally creating success even if those two have won more silverware.

Anyone who knows a lot about football realises just what a legend he was.

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17 Jürgen Klopp

Love him so much! The best best ongoing manger! Time to hit best manager of all-time!

Have qualities to develop young players and giving pressing game.

An outstanding man manager and underrated tactician.

Beast

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18 Vicente del Bosque
19 David Moyes

So good got Man United to 7th

Best manager in this season

Should switch with pellegrino

It's Moyseh

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20 Roberto Mancini

Managed better than most of those above! He is a great manager and he has not let Manchester City down, he has also won the premier league with the great team he manages!

Roberto Mancini made Manchester City one of the best teams in Barclays premier league.

21 Antonio Conte

The best everyone now it

22 Diego Simeone

Um how is this guy not top 20 at least? he has done an incredible job at Atletico, and now there are rumours he might be going to Chelsea next season, damn this list is so bad I swear down

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23 Marcello Lippi

Four Champions League final, 1 victory and a series of Serie A championships with Juventus.

Won the world cup in 2006 with Italy.

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24 Fatih Terim

He has his signature on most of the successes in Turkish football history. The UEFA Cup triumph with Galatasaray and semi final with Turkey in EURO 2008 are few of his achievements.

More than just a manager. A father, a marshall, an emperor.

Best motivator in the modern football, more than a manager. He is like a leader...

What a amazing guy!

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25 Jupp Heynckes

Won the treble. Enough said

Nobody better!

26 Andre Villas Boas

Succesful with Porto but didn't do well with Chelsea or Tottenham

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27 Brendan Rodgers

This guy deserves to be at the top 10

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28 Louis Van Gaal

His is able to take a team from bottom level to unexpected highest level

He brought the struggling Manchester United to life again!

Van gaal is the best manager in the world right now.

Attack attack attack attack attack

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29 Rinus Michels
30 Alf Ramsey

Won the World Cup for England in 1966. - plmilligan1968

31 Vittorio Pozzo

2 world championships won with italy

32 Joachim Low
33 Carlos Bilardo
34 Cesar Luis Menotti
35 Bela Guttmann
36 Frank De Boer (Inter Milan)
37 Luis Enrique

Ahhh! For now, it is for sure Luiz Enrique, the best of em all...it is just a start and Barcelona is again at the top...always was fo sure... but now they have reached a level equal to or maybe more than the team Pep guardiola managed to make...This Barca is untouchables...the opposition cannot even touch the ball for long...and the best trio ever in world football MSN makes it very harsh for the opposition. All of it is a result of Luis Enrique's brilliant vision...Forca Barca...Forca Enrique

38 Ottmar Hitzfield

He won a handful of trophies with Bayern and during his Bayern was very difficult to beat. He is the most suscessful German coach of all time

39 Ottmar Hitzfeld
40 Sam Allardyce
41 Ernst Happel
42 Giovanni Trapattoni
43 Helmut Schön
44 Enzo Bearzot
45 Mario Zagallo
46 Aimé Jacquet
47 Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp is gotta be the best considering he did the impossible - managing Tottenham and empowering them to finish in the top four.

48 Tony Pulis
49 Guus Hiddink

Made Russia win Holland (unexpected).

50 Jose Pekerman
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