Top 10 Best Soccer Managers

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

The Top Ten Best Soccer Managers

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

He is a Legendary manager. If you don't have a manager you can't form your team, So the Star for me in Man. Utd is Alex ferguson he is the best and the most successful manager I have ever heard about and from his tails we know that he is the real super hero of Man. Utd

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

Jose Mourinho is the best football manager. His calculations are always right, and all you need is give him some time, and he becomes unbeatable. The Special One. The Master Tactician.

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

he is best in tactics and playing styles best of all

3 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.

Wenger below Mourinho? Not sure how someone could believe that the man who had unlimited funds to work with and doesn't stay in one place long enough fr an assessment is considered better than the one who works to a long term plan and actually nurtures talent and creates stars. How many of the worlds top footballers were created by Wenger and how many by Mourinho. By the way, I like Mourinho

4 Josep Guardiola

He is the Best of the Best, second to no one! Time will tell! We miss him so much in Barca!

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.

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

Won Champions League and Copa Del Rey Real Madrid.

6 Johan Cruyff Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.

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

Cruijjf is the best ever, end of discussion

7 Bob Paisley

Alex Ferguson might be the greatest manager of all-time, but the best one is definitely Bob Paisley, he really destroyed the whole Europe and England with Liverpool FC.

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.

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

At least top 5

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 Jurgen Klopp

Best German manager of the present day

He has to be at least top four

Already on the list

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.

12 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

13 Rafael Benitez

Saved Newcastle from relegation - 2016

He bring liverpool win a ucl.

14 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

15 Jock Stein

Took a team consisting of mostly local lads to the European cup final... and won! The first British team to ever do so! Legendary!

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

16 Brian Clough

Success is relative to where you start and the resources you have available.
Big clubs are expected to win league titles, and challenge in Europe. Modest clubs like Derby County and Nottingham Forest (both in the lower reaches of the 2nd tier when Clough took over) aren't.
Forest winning one European Cup is more remarkable than Real Madrid winning a dozen. For Forest to win two is fantasy stuff.
Clough stands apart from any other manager.

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.

17 Vicente del Bosque
18 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.

What's there not to like about this guy?

19 David Moyes

Best manager in this season

So good got Man United to 7th

Should switch with pellegrino

MC Moyes what a guy

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 Diego Simeone

This list is pure joke. He should be at top.10 in between legendary such as Cruyff and Fergie. What Simeone doing in Atletico is simply a miracle I bet no other managers nowadays could do what he does for Atleti.

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

He should be in top 10.

22 Antonio Conte

The best everyone now it

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.

Should be ranked number 1

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...

He is simply the best one.

25 Jupp Heynckes

Won the treble. Enough said

Nobody better!

26 Andre Villas Boas

Fantastic win rate at Spurs

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

27 Rinus Michels

Marinus Jacobus Hendricus "Rinus" Michels was a Dutch association football player and coach.
Michels became most notable for his coaching achievements, having won the European Cup with Ajax and the Spanish league with Barcelona, and having had four tenures as coach of the Netherlands national team, which he led to reach the final match of the 1974 FIFA World Cup and to win the 1988 UEFA European Championship.
He is credited with the invention of a major football playing style and set of tactics known as "Total Football" in the 1970s. He was named Coach of the Century by FIFA in 1999 and in 2007 the greatest post-war football coach by The Times. Finally, World Soccer elected him 2nd best coach of all times (2013).


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!

Please join man utd van gaal

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

29 Brendan Rodgers

Has great character

Liverpool legend

This guy deserves to be at the top 10

He will win the leauge

30 Alf Ramsey

Won the World Cup for England in 1966. - plmilligan1968

31 Carlos Bilardo
32 Vittorio Pozzo

2 world championships won with italy

33 Joachim Low
34 Bela Guttmann

Béla Guttmann was a Hungarian footballer and coach. He was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, and was Jewish. Before the war, he played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a coach and manager after the war of A.C. Milan, São Paulo FC, FC Porto, Benfica and C.A. Peñarol. His greatest success came with Benfica when he guided them to two successive European Cup wins in 1961 and in 1962.
Together with Márton Bukovi and Gusztáv Sebes, Guttmann formed a triumvirate of radical Hungarian coaches who pioneered the 4-2-4 formation and he is also credited with mentoring Eusébio. However throughout his career he was never far from controversy. Widely travelled, as both a player and coach, he rarely stayed at a club longer than two seasons, and was quoted as saying "the third season is fatal".

35 Cesar Luis Menotti
36 Frank De Boer (Inter Milan)
37 Luis Enrique

Ahhh! For now, it is for sure Luiz Enrique, the best of em 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 Sam Allardyce
40 Ernst Happel

Ernst Franz Hermann Happel (1925 - - 1992) was an Austrian football player and coach.
He is regarded as one of the most successful managers ever, winning both league and domestic cup titles in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria as well as winning the European Cup twice, the first in 1970 and the second in 1983, and a runners-up medal at the 1978 FIFA World Cup.
He was the first of the five managers to have won the European Cup with two clubs, Carlo Ancelotti, Ottmar Hitzfeld, José Mourinho and Jupp Heynckes being the other four. He is also one of six managers-along with José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Giovanni Trapattoni, Tomislav Ivić and Eric Gerets-to have won domestic league championships in at least four countries.
He was voted by World Soccer as the 7th best manager of the 20th century.

41 Ottmar Hitzfeld
42 Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni (born 17 March 1939), sometimes popularly known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the modern era of Serie A.
One of the most celebrated managers in football history, Trapattoni is one of only five coaches, alongside Carlo Ancelotti, Ernst Happel, José Mourinho and Tomislav Ivić to have won league titles in four different European countries; in total, Trapattoni has won 10 league titles in Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria. Alongside Udo Lattek, he is the only coach to have won all three major European club competitions (European Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup) and the only one to make it with the same club (Juventus). Also, he is the only one to have won all official continental club competitions and the world title, achieving this with Juventus during his first spell with the club. He is one of the rare few to have won the European Cup, the Cup Winners' Cup and ...more

43 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.

44 Helmut Schön
45 Enzo Bearzot
46 Mario Zagallo
47 Aimé Jacquet
48 Tony Pulis
49 Guus Hiddink

Made Russia win Holland (unexpected).

50 Jose Pekerman
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