The Greatest Managers of All-Time


50. Alf Ramsey


Date Of Birth :  22 January 1920
Nation  : England
Major Team : Ipswich (8 Seasons), England (11 Years)
Major Achievement : 1 Time English League
1966 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement :  -
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defender

Alf Ramsey was the a unforgotten hero of Ipswich town club and England national team. He start managing Ipswich at the third division. spending twice seasons to promote. Although he confronted with the more difficulty and spend longer time to promote to the top tier, he surprisingly led the club win the English first division title immediately as an unprecedented success although the side had been tipped by virtually contemporary football pundits and journalist for relegation. He use the notable tactic "The Wingless Wonders" as a navigator of success. However, the club went down to the bottom place in the next season and switched to international career. Ramsey is also known as the only English manager with World Cup title but England disqualified for the 1974 World Cup is also noted as a big failure of his career, also disqualified for the 1964 and 1972 European championship final tournament.
The Failure Point : 1960 Ipswich Town : FA Cup round of 64 (lost Peterborough 2-3 at home)
                            1974 England : Disqualification for the World Cup final tournament.
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49. Bela Guttmann

Date Of Birth :  13 March 1900
Nation  : Hungary
Major Team : Benfica  (4 Seasons), Ujpest (2 Seasons)
Major Achievement :  2 Times Hungarian League
3 Times Portuguese Liga
1 Time Brazil State Championship
1 Time Portuguese Cup
1939 Mitropa Cup
2 Times European Cup (1961, 1962)
1939 Mitropa Double Champions
1961 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   Benfica’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Central Midfielder

Bela Guttmann is the greatest Eastern European manager of all-time. Guttmann formed a triumvirate of radical Hungarian coaches who pioneered the 4–2–4 formation and he is also credited with mentoring Eusébio. He rarely stayed at a club longer than two seasons and managed around 20 clubs in Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Austria and even South America totally around ten nations. He also earned a reputation for his self confidence and his brash style that always created a trouble relationship with the Board. His first club career was created with SC Hakoah Weinna in 1933. He took Ujpest to be one of the greatest clubs in the Europe in 1939. However, his career was interrupted during the Second World War II. He met his successful career with Benfica after reform the team by replacement with young stars, led the club to acquire European Cup twice as a foundation of Benfica's achievement in the later period of the 1960s. He ended his career with FC Porto in 1973. The Failure Point : None
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48. Carlos Bianchi

Date Of Birth :  26 April 1949
Nation  :   Argentina
Major Team :   Boca Juniors (4 Seasons)
Velez Sarsfield (3 Seasons)
Major Achievement  :  4 Times Argentine Apertura
3 Times Argentine Clausura
4 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1994, 2000, 2001, 2003)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (2000, 2003)
Individual Achievement :  
5 Times South American Coach of The Year
(1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003)
2 Times IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach of the Year (2000, 2003)
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Striker

Carlos Bianchi is famous for the most winners Copa Libertadores Cup and South American coach of the year. He first became a manager at Stade de Reims in 1985 and worked for them for three seasons before moved to manage Nice and Paris FC a season of each. He met his successful career at his homeland, took Velez Sarsfield to win their only Copa Libertadores Cup. He won Four Argentine league and three Copa Libertadores Cup titles during his five seasons at Boca Juniors where he manage to win the record longest unbeaten streak in Argentine football with 40 achieved between 1998 and 1999. However, as well as his hard time with AS Roma in 1996 that he managed team just for a short time, his career at Atletico Madrid was failure that he was dismissed before the end of season in 2006. Despite this remarkable performance, he turned down the change to be selected as Argentina national team manager.
The Failure Point : 1990 Nice : 18th in French Ligue (winner of relegation play-off)
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47. Robert Scarone


Date Of Birth :  16 July 1917
Nation : Uruguay
Major Team : Penarol (3 Seasons), Universitario (5 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    4 Times Peruvian League
4 Times Uruguayan League, 1 Time Mexican League
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1960, 1961)
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up (1967, 1972)
2 Times South American Double Champions
1961 Intercontinental Cup
Individual Achievement :  -
Style :  Attacking, Playing Position : Defender

Roberto Scarone is considered as one of the first world-class Latin american footballer managers. During his career, He manage 12 club in six Latin American nations and spent a decade to win the first title. He became famous internationally when he built Penarol by a number of superstars dominating Uruguayan league and Copa Libertadores Cup in the early 1960s. Scarone also made the highlight of Peruvian football when Universitario under his tenure finished runner-up in Copa Libertadores cup as the only time in history that Peruvian team made the finalist. He also finished runner-up in the league of South American nations 5 times. Unfortunately, he was remembered as the manager who is a cause of Peru disqualification of the 1974 World Cup after losing play-off matches with Chile narrowly despite the active golden era of Peru national team. The Failure Point : 1951 Gimnasia Esgrima : 17th in Argentina Primera Division (lowest place)
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46. Hennes Weisweiler

Date Of Birth :   5 December 1919
Nation : Germany
Major Team : Monchengladbach (11 Seasons)
FC Cologne (10 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    4 Times Bundesliga Champions
3 Times German Cup
1973 UEFA Cup Runner-Up
1975 UEFA Cup Champion
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1 Time Swiss Double Champions
1 Time German Double Champions
1975 UEFA Double Champions
Individual Achievement :  Monchengladbach Greatest Manager Ever
Style :  Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Hennes Weisweiler is one of the greatest German managers in the 1970s. His career was started as player-manager at FC Koln in 1949 and helped the team to be promoted to Oberliga I. He spent 6 years there and moved to the rival club “Viktoria Cologne”, led them to achieve its best ever ranking in the second division. Weisweiler met his greatest period at Munchengladbach. He built the team to be promoted to Bundesliga for only season. He finally led the club to be Bundesliga Champion after spent six seasons there and went on twice champions until 1975 in which he managed the club to win UEFA Cup and left the club at once. His foundation to the club was very much influence to the next manager “Udo Lattek” to win another UEFA Cup and reached European Cup final. He returned to manage FC Cologne again and acquired a Bundesliga Champion to the club. His last season of career was successful as the 1983 Swiss double champion with Grasshopper Zurich. In 2005 the training centre for coaches there was named in his honour Hennes-Weisweiler-Academy. The Failure Point : 1959 Viktoria Koln : 14th in German Regional League, 1966 Munchengladbach : DFB-Pokal first round (lost Neunkirchen 0-1 at home)
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45. Osvaldo Zubeldia


Date Of Birth :  24 June 1927
Nation : Argentina
Major Team : Estudiantes (6 Seasons), Atletico Nacional (6 Seasons) 
Major Achievement :   1 Time Argentina Metropolitano
1 Times Argentina Nacional, 2 Times Colombian League
3 Times Copa Libertadores Cup ( 1968, 1969, 1970)
1968 Intercontinental Cup
1969 Copa Interamericana
Individual Achievement : -
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Forward

Osvaldo Zubeldia is one of the greatest managers in history of Copa Libertadores Cup as he led Estudientes to win the trophy consecutively as the record most consecutive wins in history of the tournament. He combined many prospect from Estudiantes called as "The Killer of Juveniles" with a small number of outside talent. Estudiantes became the first small team to win Argentine national title. He was also remarkable in Colombia where he guided Atletico Nacional raise the position of the league from bottom to win the title successfully. Zubeldia was a harbinger of tactical changes. He was the first manager to thoroughly research rival's tactic, pre-planned play-off free-kick, tactical fouls and off-side trap. The Failure Point : Estudiantes : 1968: 14th in Nacional Championship,1970: 18th in Metropolitano Chmpionship 
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44. Vittorio Pozzo

Date Of Birth :   2 March 1886
Nation :  Italy
Major Team :    Italy  (20 Years), Torino (10 Seasons)
Major Achievement : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1934, 1938)
1936 Olympic Games Gold Medal
2 Times Central European International Cup (1930, 1935)
Individual Achievement :   Italy’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style :  Attacking, Playing Position : Unknown

Vittorio Pozzo is the only manager in history to win FIFA World Cup twice. He was first selected as the specific Italy national team manager in the 1928 Olympic game. Pozzo took charge of Torino from 1912-1924 and the best achievement is just once time runner-up of Northern Italian Championship. Pozzo returned to coach Italy on a permanent basis in 1929. Pozzo was remembered as a decisive leader. He finally won all important five international trophies that they participated in the 1930s. On the back of the 1934 World Cup success, Pozzo was awarded the title of Commendatore for greatness in his profession. He oversaw the famous unbeaten run of the Italian side from 1934 until 1939. Pozzo created the tactical development of the ‘metodo’ formation. Later Pozzo evolved the formation into the Sistema (2-3-2-3 formation), which created a stronger defence. His last tournament was the 1948 Olympic Games.
The Failure Point : 1922 Torino : 15th in Northern Italian Championship
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43. Mario Zagallo

Date Of Birth :  9 August 1931, Nation  : Brazil
Major Team :  Brazil (9 Years)
Botafogo (6 Seasons), Flamengo (4 Seasons)
Major Achievement :  1 Time Taca Brasil
4 Times Brazil State Championship, 1 Time Brazil Cup
1970 FIFA World Cup Champion
1974 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1959, 1995)
1997 Copa America Champions
1997 FIFA Confederation Cup
1998 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :    
1997 IFFHS World’s Best National Coach of the Year
Brazil’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Winger

Mario Zagallo is considered by many as the greatest Brazilian manager of all-time and one of the greatest international managers ever. A master of magnificently offensive style of play, was one of the managers to fully use attacking full backs. He started his career as manager with Botafogo in 1966. Very soon, Zagallo was chosen as Brazil national team manager in the next year but still manage Botafogo until 1970. He led Botafogo to win 1968 Brazil Championship and Caracas Triangular tournament tree times as one of the club’s World Cup tournaments.  His best reputation was created when he managed the 1970 World Cup Brazil squad which is regarded as the greatest football team in history of the game. However, his career in the second half 1970s and the 1980s had nothing remarkable include his seven years in West Asia. Zagallo decided to manage Brazil again in 1994 and won a Copa America, a FIFA Confederation Cup and the 1998 World Cup vice-champion. The Failure Point : 1973 Flamengo : 24th place in Campeonato Brasileiro, 1990 Vasco Da Gama : 14th in Campeonato Brasileiro   
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42. Aime Jacquet

Date Of Birth :  27 November 1941
Nation :  France
Major Team :   Bordeux (9 Seasons), France (5 Years)
Major Achievement :    3 Times French League
2 Times French Cup
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1996 European Championship Semi-Finalist
1998 FIFA World Cup Champion
1 Time French Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   
1998 IFFHS World’s Best National Coach of the Year
Bordeux’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style :   Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder


Aime Jacquet is best known as a manager who took France to win their only World Cup champion. He began his manager career at Lyon and there was no trophy there during four seasons. Jacquet move to manage Bordeux in 1980 and spent nine seasons as the greatest era of the club, won French league three times including the 1987 double champion and the 1985 European cup semi-finalist.  In international career part, Jacquet was selected as France national team manager in 1993 after it disqualified for the 1994 World Cup in the last minute. He dropped many superstars to build team spirit. France was gradually better until the achievement was first formed in the 1996 European Championship with semi-finalist finishing. Jacquet’s career was beautifully ended after his retirement at the 1998 FIFA World Cup champion in his homeland. The Failure Point : 1978 Lyon : 17th place in French Ligue 1980 Lyon : 18th place in French Ligue, 1983 Bordeaux : French Cup Round of 16 (lost Nantes 0-4 at home), 1984 Bordeaux : UEFA Cup First Round (Lost Lokomotive Leipzig 2-7)
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41. Herbert Chapman

Date Of Birth :   19 January 1878
Nation  : England
Major Team :   Arsenal (9 Seasons)
Huddersfield Town (4 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    4 Times English Top League
2 Times FA Cup
Individual Achievement :   Arsenal’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Herbert Chapman is widely regarded as the greatest club manager in the pre-war era. He first took charge as player-manager in 1907 with Northampton Town and turned the club around from the bottom of Southern league within a short space of time. At the time, teams rarely employed tactics of any sort. He set about creating a tactical framework for all his players; he dropped the half backs back to give his forwards more space and draw the opposition defenders out of the penalty area while encouraging his own back line to pass their way out of trouble. Gradually, he created a style of highly-organized, counter-attacking football, which was at odds with the prevailing orthodoxy but nevertheless highly effective. Chapman developed Hudderfield Town from the bottom group to be England champion within 3 seasons. Superlatively, he led Arsenal to win second place just for his first season and won its first trophy in 1931 despite the club wasn’t among the top English club before his era. The Failure Point : 1915 Leeds City : 15th in English Second Division, 1930 Arsenal : 14th in English First Division 
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40. Bill Nicholson


Date Of Birth :  16 January 1919
Nation :  England
Major Team :   Tottenham (16 Seasons)
Major Achievement :  1 Time English League
3 Times FA Cup, 2 Times English League Cup
1963 Cup Winners Cup, 1972 UEFA Cup, 1974 Runner-Up
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1 Time English Double Champion
Individual Achievement : Tottenham Greatest Manager Ever  
Style :   Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Bill Nicholson is considered as the greatest personality in history of Tottenham club. He peformed with the club more than 30 years as both player and managerial role. He started disappointingly at the first seasons when the club finished the bottom place at 18th. However, he soon became the manager who win the record most wins in history of English first division with 31 and the record most consecutive started wins in European club history both achieve in the 1960 - 1961 season and won Double champion in this season which is the first English double champion in the twentieth century. Nicholson built Tottenham with the most notable pair of central midfielder Mackay-Blanchflower. Tottenham became the top clubs in England under his managing, finishing second place once and third place four times aside from champion in 1961. He was awarded OBE in 1975 and the road to White Hart Lane is named for his honor. The Failure Point : 1963 Tottenham : FA Cup round of 64 (lost Burnley 0 – 3)
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39. Juan Carlos Lorenzo

Date Of Birth :  10 October 1932
Nation :  Argentina
Major Team :   San Lorenzo (5 Seasons)
Boca Juniors (4 Seasons), Atletico Madrid (2 Seasons)
Major Achievement :  2 Times Argentine Metropolitano
2 Times Argentine Nacional
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1977, 1978)
1974 European Cup Runner-Up
1978 Intercontinental Cup
Individual Achievement :  None
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Juan Carlos Lorenzo is the only manager in history to ever reach both Copa Libertadores Cup and European Cup final match. His managing career was started at RCD Mallorca in 1958. Impressively, he led the team to win promotion to Spanish La Liga from third division within two seasons. However, the remainder of the 1960s was no trophy for him during five seasons at Lazio and the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The 1970s became his greatest period. He led San Lorenzo winning the 1972 Argentine Nacional with unbeaten record. In 1974, he reached the only European Cup finalist in history of Atletico Madrid club. Lorenzo met his best club’s career with Boca Juniors even he worked for them just three seasons and won Copa Liberteadores Cup twice. He wandered to manage many clubs before get retirement in the last season with Boca Junior in 1987. The Failure Point : 1970 Lazio : Coppa Italia Group Stage (lowest place)
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38. Guillermo Stabile


Date Of Birth :  17 January 1905
Nation  : Argentina
Major Team :   Argentina  (21 Years)
Racing Club (11 Seasons), Huracan (9 Seasons)
Major Achievement :   3 Times Argentinian league
6 Times South American Championship
Individual Achievement : Argentina’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Striker

Guillermo Stabile by far holds the record most South American championship winners. He officially started his career as a player-manager with Red Star Paris in 1937 and helped the team to win promotion to Ligue 1 in 1939 before accepted the Argentina national team jobs in the same year. There were many World-Class Argentinean players in his era best known for “La Maquina of River Plate”. This made his jobs easier but it was regrettable that Argentina didn’t participate in World Cup until 1958 that the team finished the last place of the group round. Stabile set record, coached the national team in 123 official matches gaining 83 victories. At that time, national team coach didn’t responsible for too many things so he was allowed to manage Argentinian club at the same time and he led Racing club to win 3 consecutive Argentinean league titles between 1949 and 1951. The Failure Point : 1958 Argentina : World Cup Final Group Stage (lost Czechoslovakia 1 – 6)
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37. Bill Shankly

Date of Birth : 2 September 1913
Nation :  Scotland
Major Team :  Liverpool (15 Seasons)
Major Achievement  :    3 Times English Top Division
2 Times FA Cup
1966 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up
1973 UEFA Cup
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1973 UEFA Double Champions
Individual Achievement :    Liverpool’s Greatest Manager Ever
1974 Officer of The Order of the British Empire
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Central Midfielder

Bill Shankly is the real builder of Liverpool’s foundation and the original greatness and is one of the most respectable Brtiish managers of all-time. Shankly took charge of Liverpool when they were bottom of the Second Division but soon established them as one of the major forces in the English game. He was first was appointed the manager of Carlisle United. Shankly's tenure at Huddersfield was relatively unsuccessful, as the Terriers recorded three successive mid-table finishes in Division Two. He became Liverpool’s manager when they had suffered a period of decline in the 50s. He attended with odds and ends matters to introduce players. After five seasons at Liverpool, he finally brought English champion over Anfield and a UEFA Cup in 1973 as the first ever European trophy of the club before decided to retire in the next season. Liverpool has become the top English clubs in his era. The Failure Point : None
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36. Rafael Benitez


Date of Birth : 16 April 1960
Nation :  Spain
Major Team :  Valencia (3 Seasons), Liverpool (6 Seasons)
Major Achievement  :  2 Times Spanish La Liga
1 Times FA Cup, 1 Time Coppa Italia
2004 UEFA Cup, 2013 Europea League
2005 UEFA Champion League, 2007 Runner-Up, 1 Time Semi-Final
2005 UEFA Super Cup, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup 
Individual Achievement : LMA Special Merit Awards
6 Times Premier League Manager of the Month
2 Times UEFA Manager of the Year  (2004, 2005)
Style : Defensive, Playing Position : Defender

Rafael Benitez is known as one of the great defensive tacticians, is a specialist in football club tournament most notable UEFA Champion League with Liverpool. Benitez is a firm believer in squad rotation policy and zonal marking system which has been criticized by many when the figure of the offensive game is inactive. He is best remembered to fulfill Liverpool win the most prestigious European football trophy after the last two decade of non-trophy. In the early career, he was sacked from two clubs Real Vallalodid and Osasuna within a short time. Nevertheless, he could turn his performance by leading Extremadura to promote to Spanish La Liga as the first achievement. Valencia won the first La Liga Title on the last 31 years under his tenure. In only half of season at Series A with Inter Milan, he was sacked again. The Failure Point : 2011 Inter Milan : 6th place in Series A
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35. Johan Cruyff

Date Of Birth :  25 April 1947
Nation :   Netherlands
Major Team :     Barcelona (8 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    4 Times Spanish La Liga
1 Time Copa Del Rey
2 Times KNVB Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1987, 1989)
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up (1988, 1991)
1992 European Cup Champion
1994 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
1992 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :  1987 World Soccer Manager of the Year
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Forward

Johan Cruyff was best recognized as the World legendary player and this perhaps caused him not so famous as manager. Cruyff became a manager of Ajax after just once year of his retirement of professional footballer. During three seasons there, he didn’t win any Dutch league title but still won the 1987 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. His best part of the career was created at Barcelona. He built the team to dominate Spanish la Liga in the first half 1990s, won four league titles in row between 1991 and 1994 and won the first European cup in history of the club in 1992.  With 11 trophies, Cruyff has been Barcelona's most successful manager to date as he had more trophies to show for his tenure, as well as being the club's longest serving manager. Cruyff has retired from managing career since then. The Failure Point : None
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34. Bryan Clough

Date Of Birth :  21 March 1935
Major Team :   Nottingham Forest (18 Seasons)
Major Achievement :   2 Times English Top Division
4 Times English League Cup
2 Times European Cup Champions  (1979, 1980)    
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist         
Individual Achievement :  1978 English Top League Manager of the Year
Nottingham Forest’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Forward

Bryan Clough is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of the English game and the greatest English manager never to have managed the England team. He was noted for his ability to turn a game to his and his team's advantage. Clough became a manager starting at Hartlepools United in 1965 fourth division but was sacked in two years later. He moved to Derby County in Second Division and had started to lay the foundations for his future. Clough inducted the club to win promotion in 1969 and eventually won the English champion in 1972 following up by reaching the 1973 European Cup semi-finalist. Clough met his hardest point of career when he was sacked in Leeds Utd just 44 days in the club. He switched to manage Nottingham Forest in 1975 second division and spent two seasons to win promotion and could win English top division in the next season immediately. His great performance was unstoppable to win European Cup twice in two following seasons. He retired from professional career in 1993. The Failure Point : 1982 Nottingham Forest : FA Cup round of 64 (lost Wrexham 1-3 at home, 1993  Nottingham Forest : 22th in English Premier League (Relegation) 
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33. Nereo Rocco

Date Of Birth :  20 May 1912
Nation :  Italy
Major Team :   AC Milan (9 Seasons)
Major Achievement :   2 Times Italian Series A
3 Times Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1968, 1973)
2 Times European Cup Champion (1963, 1969)
1969 Intercontinental Cup
Individual Achievement :  None
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Nereo Rocco is the first legendary manager of AC Milan club. Rocco made his coaching debut for Triestina in 1947. He obtained a surprising second place in the Serie A, which is still the highest result ever reached by the team. He left Triestina a few years later. In 1953 Rocco signed as coach of Serie B team Padova, being able to avoid a relegation and obtaining promotion into Serie A the following season. The Serie A period of Rocco's Padova is still remembered as the team's most successful in their history. In 1961, Rocco was appointed as new AC Milan coach, starting one of the most successful periods for the Rossoneri, winning Italian league, Cup winners’ Cup and the European Cup twice of each in two periods. After a good stint at Torino for for seasons, where he obtained the best results since the disappearance of the Grande Torino before returned to AC Milan in 1967. He led the team to win Series A record fewest goal conceding ratio in a single season with 0.4 achieved in the 1968 - 1969 season. After a year in Fiorentina, Rocco decided to end his coaching career in 1974. The Failure Point : 1962 AC Milan : Coppa Italia Round of 32 (lost Modena 0-1 at home)
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32. Raymond Goethals

Date Of Birth :   7 October 1921
Nation :  Belgium
Major Team : Anderlecht (5 Seasons)
Standard de Liege (3 Seasons)
Olympique Marseille (2 Seasons), Belgium (8 Years)
Major Achievement :    3 Times Belgian League
3 Times French League
4 Times Belgian Cup
1972 European Championship Third Place
1977 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up
1978 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1991 European Cup Runner-Up
1993 European Cup
1993 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   None
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Goalkeeper

“Raymond-The Science” Raymond Goethals is the greatest Belgian manager of all-time. He began managing Sint-Truidense in 1959 and spent seven seasons to lead them to win second place in Belgian Pro league. Goethals took charge of the Belgian national side in 1968. Belgium in his era qualified for the 1970 FIFA World Cup and achieved the 1972 Euro third place in his homeland but it disqualified for the 1974 World Cup just for goal differences, also disqualified for the 1976 Euro. He returned to go on his club career, was no trophy for Bordeux in two seasons, no league title for 4 seasons at Anderlecht but compensated it with 3 Belgian cup and a cup winners’ cup. He had a successful career with Standard liege and Olympic Marseille. He led Marseille winning French league for 3 titles in row and won their only European Cup in 1993. The Failure Point : 1980 Bordeux : French Cup round of 32 (lost harve athletic 1-2), 1983 Standard Liege : Belgian Cup round of 16 (lost Lokeren 0-3)
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31. Arrigo Sacchi


Date Of Birth :   1 April 1946
Nation : Italy
Major Team :  AC Milan (5 Seasons), Italy (5 Years)
Major Achievement :  1 Time Italian Series A
2 Times European Cup Winners (1989, 1990)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1989, 1990)
1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 
1989 World Soccer Manager of the Year
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : None

Arrigo Sacchi is one of the all-time greatest managers in history of European Cup tournament. His achievements with the Fiorentina youth team earned interest from Parma F.C. who were in Serie C1. He got Parma promoted in his first season, and the following season took them to narrowly missing out on promotion to Series A. However, the importance of his time at Parma was due to the Coppa Italia. Sacchi's success at Milan gained him two back-to-back European cups- an incredible achievement. The success he gained was largely attributed to the Dutch trio he had purchased- Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard. AC Milan of his time is regarded as one of the greatest teams in history of football. Sacchi was also famous for pushing Italy that was still not divisible in formation to reach the 1994 World Cup finalist after lost on penalty. He guided the team to qualify for 1996 Euro but finished just first round. The Failure Point : 1997 AC Milan : 11th place in Series A, 1999 Atletico Madrid : 13th place in La Liga
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30. Luis Alfonso Perez

Date Of Birth : 1 March 1922
Naion     : Brazil
Major Team : Santos
Major Achievement : 8 Times Brazil State Championship
4 Times Rio-Sao Paulo Tournament
5 Times Taca Brasil
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1962, 1963)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1962, 1963)
1962 South American Double Champions
1963 South American Triple Champions
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : None

Luis Alfonso Perez or "Lula" is the most successful manager in history of Brazilian football club. Santos under his controllation during the first half 1960s, is regarded by many as the greatest south american club of all-time and one of the greatest ever in the world. The club won quadruple champion in twice seasons in row between 1962 and 1963. They won Taca Brasil, Copa Libertadores Cup and Intercontinental Cip in both year and won Brazil state championship in 1962 and won Rio Sao Paulo Tournament in 1963. However, his credit of team achievement is overshadowed by player who is the greatest footballer of all-time "Pele". Lula manage only Santos club in his managing career for 13 seasons between 1954 and 1966.
The Failure Point : 1960 Santos : 8th place in Torneio Rio Sao Paulo 
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29. Carlo Alberto Parreira


Date Of Birth :  27 February 1943
Nation :  Brazil
Major Team :   Fluminense (5 Seasons), Ghana (7 Years)
Kuwait (5 Years), UAE (4 Years), Brazil (7 Years)
Major Achievement :    1 Time Brazil Series A Championship
1 Time Brazil Cup, 1 Time Turkish League
2 Times AFC Asian Cup Winners (1980, 1988)
1983 Copa America Runner-Up
1994 FIFA World Cup Champion
2004 Copa America Champion
2005 FIFA Confederation Cup Champion
Individual Achievement :  1994 World Soccer Manager of the Year
2005 IFFHS World’s Best National Coach of the Year
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : None

Carlos Alberto Parreira is an internationally successful manager. He is one of a few World-Class managers in history to be non-former professional footballer. He fully took his career as manager with Fluminese in 1975. Parreira is one of two coaches that led five national teams to the World Cup: Kuwait in 1982, UAE in 1990, Brazil in 1994 and 2006, Saudi Arabia in 1998 and South Africa in 2010. He was credited to induct Brazil to win the 1994 World Cup despite it was not the era of superstars. He was noted for his discipline of tactic as a new looking for a technical team such Brazil. In his club career, he wandered to manage nine clubs mostly in Brazil especially Fluminese that is his favorite club where he won Brazil national league in 1984 and helped the team to survive from the extinction due to bankruptcy after winning the Third division. Parreira is one of the two managers in history to win all three major international competition are World Cup, Copa America and FIFA Confederation Cup. The Failure Point : 1996 Fenerbahce : UEFA Cup First Round (lost Real Betis 1-4)
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28. Don Revie

Date Of Birth :  10 July 1927
Nation : England
Major Team :  Leeds United (13 Seasons)
Major Achievement :   2 Times English Top League
1 Time FA Cup
1967 Inter-Cities Fair Cup Runner-Up
2 Times Inter-Cities Fair Cup (1968, 1971)
1973 European Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
Individual Achievement : Leeds United’s Greatest Manager Ever
1969 Order of the British Empire
Style :  Equivalent, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Don Revie is one of most renowned British managers in club career. Revie was made player-manager in March 1961. He immediately began to institute radical changes such as the implementation of a youth policy. He won the Football League Second Division within 3 years as manager. In 1964 Leeds won promotion to the First Division as the second division champion. Immediately, he led Leeds to win second place of the top tier in 1965 before won champions twice and totally won runner-up five times include one FA Cup and three runner-up. Additionally, Leeds reached Inter-Citied Fair Cup final three times and won champions twice. This proved that he led Leeds United as one of the best teams in England in his era. However, he had failure in international career with England national team, disqualified for both the 1976 Euro and the 1978 FIFA World Cup before get retirement in Middle East. The Failure Point : 1972 Leeds Utd : UEFA Cup First Round (lost SK Lierse 2-4)
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27. Luis Felipe Scolari

Date Of Birth :   9 November 1948
Nation :  Brazil
Major Team :  Gremio (3 Seasons), Palmeiras (3 Seasons)
Portugal (5 Years), Brazil (2 Years)
Major Achievement :   1 Time Brazil Series A Championship
2 Times Copa de Brasil
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1995, 1999)
2002 FIFA World Cup Champion
2004 European Championship Runner-Up
2006 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
Individual Achievement :   
2002 IFFHS World’s Best National Coach of the Year
2 Times South American Coach of the Year (1999, 2002)
Portugal’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defender

Luis Felipe Scolari is the only manager in history to win both Copa Libertadores Cup and FIFA World Cup. He was first appointed manager of CSA, winning the Alagoano state championship in his first season.  He moved to Grêmio, where he won a Gaúcho state championship. After went tour in Middle East, Scolari returned to Grêmio where he met his best club career achievement, won six titles in only three years including the Copa Libertadores. He was also successful with Palmeiras after he guided them to win their first Copa Liberteadores. Scoloari built his reputation to the Worldwide after he acquitted the 2002 World Cup trophy. He switched to manage Portugal and helped them to reach their only Euro finalist in 2004 as host but he was discredited for losing the lower level team like Greece before led Portugal to reach their second World Cup semi-finalist. He had a hard time to manage superstars in Chelsea and was finally sacked. The biggest flaw of his career is the defeat of Brazil 1-7 to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final round. The Failure Point : 2012 Palmeiras : 18th place in Campeonato Brasileiro, 2014 Brazil : Semi-finalist (lost Germany 1 -7) 
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26. Albert Batteux

Date Of Birth :  2 July 1919
Major Team :  Stade de Reims (13 Seasons)
Saint Etienne (5 Seasons), France (7 Years)
Major Achievement :   9 Times French League
3 Times French Cup
1953 Latin Cup
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1956, 1959)
1958 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1960 European Championship Fourth Place
3 Times French Double Champions
Individual Achievement  :  French League Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Winger

Albert Batteux is the first World-Class French manager and the most successful manager in history of French league with a record nine champions. He first became a manager of Stade De Reims in 1950 at his 31 years old. Batteux built the club until it met the golden era in the 1950s, won five league titles include the 1953 and 1958 double champion and reached European cup final twice. Then, he was selected as a manager of France national team in 1956. Batteux controlled the team to win the third place in the 1958 World Cup and the 1960 Euro fourth place. However, he failed to lead France to qualify for the 1962 World Cup. He led Reims to win the record most goal differences ratio in a French Ligue season with 1.66 (63 goals) achieved in the 1959 - 1960 season. He moved to manage Grenoble for four seasons before won two double champions with Saint Etienne and put the foundation of the team to meet their golden era in the middle 1970s. The Failure Point : 1957 Stade de Reim : French Cup first round (lost El Biar 0-2), 1981 Marseille : French Cup first round (lost Saint Tropez 1-2)
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25. Bob Paisley

Date Of Birth :   23 January 1919
Nation :  England
Major Team :  Liverpool  (9 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    6 Times English Top Division
3 Times English league Cup
1976 UEFA Cup
3 Times European Cup (1977, 1978, 1981)
1977 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement : 6 Times English League Manager of the Year
English Football Hall of Fame
1983 Officer of The Order of the British Empire
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Bob Paisley is the most successful manager ever, holds the record most winners in European Cup, and is regarded as a successor of Bill Shankly who set the structure of the team prior to his era. His career as manager was started in 1974 at his 55 years old already after controlled the reserved team for many seasons. All nine years of his career was spent for Liverpool. He is the greatest British manager of all-time in term of year-to-champion record.  Only the FA Cup eluded Paisley, although Liverpool would be runners-up in 1977 and beaten semi-finalists in 1979 and 1980. Paisley could go on develop the team by spirit of team work as the hearts of successful, not allowed any player to superior authorization. He didn’t use players extravagantly and was famous for his intelligent to solve the game. Bob Paisley was awarded OBE in 1983. The Failure Point : None 
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24. Carlo Ancelotti

Date Of Birth :  10 June 1959
Nation :   Italy
Major Team :   AC Milan (8 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    1 Time Italian Series A
1 Time English Premier League, 1 Time French League
1 Time Copa Italia, 1 Time FA Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
2005 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
3 Times UEFA Champion League Winners (2003, 2007, 2014)
2007 FIFA Club World Cup
1 Time UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
1 Time English Double Champion
Individual Achievement : 2003 UEFA Manager of the Year
2 Times Series A Coach of the Year (2001, 2004)
2003 World Soccer Manager of the Year
2007 IFFHS World Club Coach of the Year
Style :  Equivalent, Playing Position : Winger

“Carletto” Carlo Ancelotti is one of the most successful managers in UEFA Champion League, is noted for his proficient in setting of condensed central midfielders without wingers. He started his career as manager in 1995 with Reggiana and spent time there just once season. Then, he moved to control Parma and Juventus for two seasons a team but not won any major trophy. Ancelotti establish himself as one of the legendary managers of AC Milan. He led the club to reach 3 times UEFA Champion league final during his eight seasons there and won twice. However, he didn’t successful enough in Italian Series A and won it just once time. Ancelotti moved to Chelsea after reaching of the saturated point at Milan and he led the team to be double champion just for his first season as the second non-British manager to ever do so. The Failure Point : 1997 Parma : Coppa Italia Round of 32 (lost Pescara 1-3), 2001 Juventus : UEFA Champion League Group Stage (lowest place in Group E), 2005 AC Milan : 5th place in Series A
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23. Arsene Wenger

Date Of Birth : 22 October 1949, Nation  : France
Major Team :  Monaco (7 Seasons), Arsenal (14 Seasons)
Major Achievement : 2 Times French League, 1 Time French Cup
3 Times English Premier League, 4 Times FA Cup, 3 Times Dutch Cup
1992 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up, 2000 UEFA Cup Runner-Up
2006 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up, 2 Times Semi-Finalist
2 Times English Double Champions
Individual Achievement : 
2 Times French Manager of the Year (1988, 2008 )
1995 J. League Manager of the Year
1998 World Soccer Manager of The Year
4 Times Onze d'Or Coach of The Year (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004)
4 Times FA Premier League Manager of the Year (1998, 2002, 2004)
2 Times BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award (2002, 2004)
2006 English Football Hall of Fame
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Central Midfielder

Arsene Wenger is a specialist in term of development of young star. Wenger's first senior job was at Nancy-Lorraine, which he joined in 1984, but he enjoyed little success there. He became the manager of AS Monaco in 1987. He won the league in 1988 for his first season in charge. Wenger created his masterpiece result before leave Monaco with the 1994 European Cup semi-finalist. In 1996, he started his career at Arsenal. He brought many superstars and established the team as the best rival of Man Utd in premier league and won English double champions twice in 1998 and 2000. Wenger notably led Arsenal to win the record longest unbeaten streak in England with 49 achieved in 2003 to 2004. The 2006 UEFA Champion League finalist is his last achievement  before got no trophy due to the policy of the club to build the team from inexperienced teenage stars.  However, he is still regarded as one of the greatest managers in history of Arsenal club. The Failure Point : 1997 Arsenal : UEFA Cup First Round (lost Gladbach both leg (2-4)), 1998 Arsenal : UEFA Cup First Round (lost PAOK 1-2)
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22. Matt Busby

Date Of Birth :   26 May 1909
Nation : Scotland
Major Team :   Manchester United (25 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    5 Times English Top League
1968 European Cup
4 Times European Cup Semi-Finalist
Individual Achievement :  
1958 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of British Empire
1968 Knight Bachelor
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Central Midfielder

Matt Busby is notable for his hard working to renovate Manchester United from the 1958 Munich disaster. He was the longest serving manager in the history of Manchester United until 19 December 2010, when Alex Ferguson surpassed his record. Busby was first appointed as Man Utd’s manager in 1945. He soon established himself as a successful manager of the club, finished 4 times league runner-up before took the first English league trophy since 1911 to the club in 1952. The tragedy of Munich disaster stopped the greatness of Man Utd in the late 1950s that they won the league champions twice prior to the event. After the crash, Busby built a new side around Munich survivors. Busby spent five seasons to successfully rebuild the team as he won the 1963 FA Cup and came back to win the league again in 1965 before made the victory to acquire the highest level trophy in the 1968 European Cup. He officially retired from his career in 1971. The Failure Point : 1956 Man Utd : FA Cup Round of 64 (lost Bristol Rovers 0 -4), 1963 Man Utd : 19th place in English First Division
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21. Svenn Goran Eriksson

Date Of Birth : 5 February 1948, Nation  : Sweden
Major Team :   Benfica (5 Seasons), Sampdoria (5 Seasons)
Lazio (4 Seasons), Gothenburg (3 Seasons)
AS Roma (3 Seasons), England (5 Years)
Major Achievement : 1 Time Swedish League
3 Times Portuguese Liga, 1 Time Portuguese Cup
1 Time Italian Series A, 4 Times Copa Italia
2 Times Svenska Cupen, 1982 UEFA Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup Runner-Up (1983, 1998)
1990 European Cup Runner-Up
1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1 Time Swedish Double Champions
1 Time Portuguese Double Champions
1 Time Italian Double Champions
Individual Achievement : 2000 Italian Series A Coach of The Year
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Side-Back

Svenn Goran Eriksson is the greatest Scandinavian manager of all-time. He is the only manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three different countries in Portugal, Sweden and Italy. He started his career as manager at Degerfors. Svenn spent a short time to reach his successful year with Gothenburg, won the 1982 UEFA treble with them as his first masterpiece. He best period was created when he managed Benfica and Lazio. Benfica in his era won the 1983 double champion and the 1990 European Cup finalist is his highest achievement. His first part career in Italian Series A was not outstanding. He managed Roma, Fiorentina and Sampdoria for totally 10 seasons but won just Coppa Italia twice. However, he finally tool Lazio to meet their golden age and won the 2000 Italy double champion. Then, Svenn was considerably successful with England national team that qualified for all major tournaments during his time. The Failure Point : None
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20. Luis Van Gaal

Date of Birth : 8 August 1951, Nation :   Netherlands
Major Team :   Ajax Amsterdam (6 Seasons), Barcelona (4 Seasons)
AZ Akmarr (4 Seasons), Bayern Munich  (2 Seasons)
Major Achievement :  4 Times Eredivise Champions
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1 Time Bundesliga Champion, 1 Time KNVB Cup, 1 Time DFB Pokal
1992 UEFA Cup, 1995 UEFA Champion League - Intercontinental Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1996, 2010)
2 Times UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
1 Time Spanish Double Champions, 1 Time German Double Champions
1995 European Double Champions, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finalist
Individual Achievement :  2 Times Rinus Michels Award
1995 World Soccer Manager of the Year
2009 Dutch Sport Coach of the Year
2010 German Footballer Manager of the Year
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Louis Van Gaal is one of the masters of football theoretical manager. He quickly met his career achievement as he won the 1992 UEFA Cup with Ajax just for the first season of his managing career. During the middle 1990s, he was regarded as one of the greatest managers in the World, led Ajax won Dutch league three titles in row, reached European cup final twice and acquired a trophy. Van Gaal moved to Barcelona but he could not be fulfilled his potential there. The 2002 FIFA World Cup disqualification of Holland national team is his biggest defect point in his career. However, Van Gaal still proved himself as the top-class manager when he led AZ Akmarr to win their second Eredivisie in the history. Van Gaal closed to win the 2010 European treble with Bayern Munich but finally missed after losing in UEFA Champion League Final.
The Failure Point : 1996 Ajax : KNVB Cup Round of 16 (lost FC Cambuur 0-2), 2003 Barcelona : Copa Del Rey Round of 64 (lost Novelda 2-3), 2002 Holland : Disqualification of for the World Cup Final
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19. Jupp Heynckes

Date Of Birth :  9 May 1945
Nation :  Germany
Major Club : Monchengladbach (9 Seasons)
Bayern Munich (6 Seasons)
Major Achievement  :  3 Times Bundesliga
1 Time DFB Pokal
2 Times UFEA Champion League (1998, 2013), 2012 Runner-Up
2013 European Triple Champion
Individual Achievement :   Bundesliga Best Seasonal Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Forward

Jupp Heynckes is one of Bayern Munich’s greatest managers ever. He is most renowned for his role to lead Bayern Munich to achieve their greatest ever Bundesliga season and triple champions of overall season in the 2012 - 2013. He start managing career with his former club playing career, Monchengladbach. Finally, it was disappointing without any trophy although the team reached UEFA Cup finalist in 1980 and it was beaten by goal difference for the 1983 -1984 Bundesliga champion, also losing in penalty shootout in DFB pokal final in that season. Heynckes was not successful in his first period at Bayern Munich and being sacked prior to return successfully. He also managed three Spanish clubs in six seasons and achieved winning UEFA champion league with Real Madrid. Heynckes also helped Leverkusen to finish second place in Bundesliga. Bayern Munich with Heynckes won the Bundesliga record the lowest goal concede per season with 18 and the best goal difference with 93 in the 2012 - 2013 season. The Failure Point : 1991 Bayern : DFB-Pokal First Round (lost Weinheim 0 -1), 1993 Athletic Bilbao : Copa Del Rey third round (lost Xerez 0 -1), 2000 Benfica : UEFA Cup third round (lost Celta Vigo 1 – 8) 
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18. Miguel Munoz

Date Of Birth :   19 January 1922
Nation  :  Spain
Major Team : Real Madrid (14 Seasons), Spain (6 Years)
Major Achievement : 9 Times Spanish La Liga
3 Times Spanish Cup
3 Times European Cup Winners (1959, 1960, 1966)
1960 Intercontinental Cup
1971 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up
1984 European Championship Runner-Up
2 Times European Cup Semi-Finalist
1 Time Spanish Double Champions
Individual Achievement :  Real Madrid’s Greatest Manager Ever
Spanish La Liga Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Miguel Munoz is widely regarded as one of the greatest Spanish managers of all-time, holds the record most winners in Spanish La Liga and European Cup. He served a brief apprenticeship as coach of Real's reserve team, then named Plus Ultra CF, before been appointed coach of the senior team in 1959 and immediately won European Cup in his first season of career. His time in charge was one of the clubs most successful eras, includes a five league in row sequence and the 1962 double champion. Munoz helped the club to win the World record longest unbeaten home games in the league with 121 between 1957 and 1965. After seven more club seasons (Granada CF, Hércules CF, UD Las Palmas and Sevilla), Muñoz took the reins of the national side in 1982 and eventually led Spain to the UEFA Euro 1984 runner-up place, as well as the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup. His last piece was the 1988 Euro qualifier. 
The Failure Point : 1974 Real Madrid : 8th place in La Liga, UEFA Cup First Round (lost Ipswich 0 -1)
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17. Udo Lattek

Date Of Birth :   16 January 1935
Nation : Germany
Major Team : Bayern Munich (9 Seasons)
Monchengladbach (4 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    8 Times Bundesliga
3 Times DFB-Pokal
1974 European Cup
1979 UEFA Cup
1982 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1987 European Cup Runner-Up
1 Time German Double Champions
1974 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Striker

Udo Lattek is one of the two managers in history to win all major European club trophies and the only one to do so with three different teams and holds the record most champions in Bundesliga. With 14 major titles, Lattek is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the game, and the most successful coach with German teams. Lattek took over the reins of Bayern Munich as the first time of his managing career in 1970. He won Bundesliga 3 three times in row between 1972 and 1974 and won the first European Cup in history of the club in 1974 and also helped the club to win the Bundesliga record highest number of goals per season with 101 in the 1971 - 1972 season. Lattek became the successor of Hennes Weisweiler in Monchengladbach 1976. He went on what Weisweiler set the structure and won a UEFA Cup before commanded the club to reach their only European club finalist in 1977. Then, he won Cup Winners’ Cup with Barcelona and came back to Bayern again in 1983 where he won three Bundesliga titles, a double champion and the 1987 European Cup finalist. The Failure Point : 1975 Bayern : 10th place in Bundesliga (Champion in previous season by himself),  1979 Gladbach : 10th place in Bundesliga (Runner-Up in previous season by himself)
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16. Bobby Robson

Date Of Birth :  18 February 1933
Nation  :   England
Major Team :  Ipswich Town (13 Seasons)
Newcastle United (5 Seasons) PSV Eindhoven (3 Seasons)
England (8 Years)
Major Achievement :   2 Times Portuguese Liga
2 Times Eredivisie Champions
1 Time Portuguese Cup
1 Time FA Cup
1 Time Copa Del Rey
1981 UEFA Cup
1990 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Individual Achievement : None
Style :  Equivalent, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Bobby Robson is one of highly regarded English manager. His career’s longevity is three and a half of decades.  Fulham was his first club as manager when he was chosen to help the team to survive from relegation but it wasn’t fulfilled. By the end of season, he move to settle down as Ipswich manager for  13 seasons and establish his reputation as successful manager and the club’s greatest manager ever and built his statue in the club. Robson built the small team like Ipswich Town to be one of the top English clubs in his era, finished runner-up of the English league twice, won a FA cup and a UEFA Cup. Robson was also successful for his international career, led England returning to their prestige as one of the best teams in the Europe. He is regarded as the greatest manager for England since the 1970s. He won titles everywhere that he managed outside England consist of PSV, Sporting Portugal and Barcelona. The Failure Point : None
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15. Otto Rehagel


Date Of Birth :  9 August 1938
Nation  : Germany
Major Team :  Werder Bremen (14 Seasons)
Kaiserslautern (4 Seasons), Greece (9 Years)
Major Achievement :  3 Times Bundesliga Champions
3 Times DFB-Pokal
1992 UEFA Cup Winners’Cup
2004 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 2004 Greek Personality of The Year
2004 IFFHS World Best National Team Coach of The Year
2005 Federal Cross of Merit
Greece’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Counter-Attack, Equivalent, Playing Position : Defender

Otto Rehagel is notable as one of the greatest managers of all-time for managing of small teams. He first became a coach in 1974 with Kickers Offenbach. With Borussia Dortmund, he suffered a historical, record-setting 12–0 loss. After several short assignments including Arminia Bielefeld and Fortuna Düsseldorf he worked for Werder Bremen that established themselves as one of the main teams in the Bundesliga during his era and won the first champion in 1988. Rehagel was sacked at Bayern Munich before the end of first season and achieved the great performance to the club due to being disagreed with his old-fashioned tactic. His first masterpiece was created when he took Kaiserslautern to promote for Bundesliga and won the champion immediately, was by now the first win of promoted team. Then, He commanded a small nation like Greece to surprise the World with winning the 2004 European Championship. Greece also qualified for the 2008 Euro and the 2010 World Cup but disqualified for the 2006 World Cup. The Failure Point : 1995 Bremen : DFB-Pokal First Round (lost Bayern Amateur 1-2) 
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14. Guss Hiddink

Date Of Birth :  8 November 1946
Nation  :   Netherlands
Major Team :   PSV Eindhoven (7 Seasons), Valencia (3 years)
Netherlands (4 years), Russia (4 Years), Korea Republic (2 Years)
Major Achievement :   5 Times Eredivisie Champions
4 Times KNVB Cup, 1 Time FA Cup
1988 European Cup, 1998 Intercontinental Cup
2 Times FIFA World Cup Fourth Place (1998, 2002)
1 Time UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
3 Times Dutch Double Champions
1988 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   2 Times Rinus Michel Awards
2002 World Soccer Manager of the Year
2002 AFC Coach of the Year
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Guss Hiddink is the very successful manager in both club and international level. He took over the managerial role at PSV Eindhoven in 1987 and incredibly led the team to win the 1988 European treble in his first season which he also led the club to win the record most goal differences in an Eredivisie season with 89. However, he won no trophy in a season with Fenerbahce and three seasons with Valencia. Hiddink switched to control Netherlands national team, qualified for the 1996 Euro and finished fourth place in the 1998 World Cup. After a hard season at Real Madrid, he decided to accept as Korea Republic manager and he finally made the victory for them to be the only Asian team to reach FIFA World Cup semi-final round at their home. He returned to PSV and won the 2005 double champion and a UEFA Champion league semi-finalist in the same year. He managed Austria to close reaching the 2006 World Cup quarter-final before commanded Russia to reach the 2008 Euro semi-finalist as their best achievement ever but it disqualified for the 2010 World Cup and also disqualify for the 2012 Euro for Turkey. The Failure Point : 1993 Valencia : UEFA Cup First Round (lost Napoli 1 – 6), 1994 Valencia : UEFA Cup Round of 32 (lost Karlsruher 3 – 8), 2010 Russia : Disqualification for the 2010 World Cup
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13. Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Date Of Birth :  6 January 1939
Nation :  Ukraine
Major Team :   Dynamo Kiev (21 Seasons), USSR (8 Years)
Major Achievement :    7 Times Soviet Top League
4 Times Ukrainian Premier League
5 Times Soviet Cup
3 Times Ukrainian Cup
1988 European Championship Runner-Up
3 Times Soviet Double Champions
3 Time Ukrainian Double Champions
2 Times Cup Winners’ Cup Double Champions          
Individual Achievement :  Dynamo Kiev’s Greatest Manager Ever
Soviet Union’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Winger

Valeriy Lobanovskyi is the greatest Soviet Union manager of all-time. He took manager position at his 30 years old with Dnipropetrovsk. After four relatively unremarkable years there, he moved to Dynamo Kyiv in 1974 and would manage the side for 15 of the next 17 years. During these two spells Kyiv were successful in breaking the Russian dominance of Soviet football. Lobanovsky led his side to the 1985 Soviet double champion. He managed Soviet Union in the 1980s in three major tournaments. However, he could not reach the highest potential of the team in World Cup, finished round of 16 in 1986 and a group round in 1990. He compensated this with the 1988 Euro runner-up. He moved to work in West Asia for six years with UAE and Kuwait national team. Then, he returned to Dinamo Kiev and won the record consecutive three Ukraine double champions between 1998 and 2000. He finished his career with Ukraine national team in 2001. The monument to Lobanovsky in front of the Dynamo stadium in Kiev is the symbol of his greatness. The Failure Point :Dinamo Kiev : 1978 UEFA Cup First Round (lost Brunswicj by away goal), 6th place in 1987 Soviet League (disqualification for European competition), 2001 Ukrainian Cup first round (lost Spartak Sumy by penalty).
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12. Vicente Del Bosque

Date Of Birth : 6 January 1939
Nation : Spain
Major Team : Real Madrid (4 Seasons), Spain (3 Years)
Major Achievement :  2 Times Spanish La Liga, 3 Times Spanish Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League Winners (2000, 2002)
2002 Intercontinental Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup Champion
2 Times UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
2012 European Championship
Individual Achievement : 
2002 IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach of the Year
3 Times IFFHS World’s Best National Coach of the Year (09, 10, 12)
2012 World Manager of The Year, FIFA World Coach of The Year
Spain Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking,  Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Vicente Del Bosque is renowned as the only manager in history to win all UEFA Champion League, UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup. he only first managed Madrid for a couple of months in 1994 as caretaker-manager. But in 1999–00, the club management decided to give him the full time job after difficulties with their latest foreign coach. Real Madrid in his era met the very successful period. Surprisingly, he was not renewed the contract in 2003 despite he led the club to win Spanish La Liga and the 2003 UEFA Champion League semi-finalist due to Real Madrid’ Political policy. Del Bosque met his hard time in Turkey when he was sacked at Besiktas. He was chosen as Spain national team manager as a successor of Luis Aragones who first set the foundation of the team. He disappointed losing Switzerland in the first game of the 2010 World Cup before get improve until acquired the champion successfully. In the 2012 UEFA Euro, he decided to use a strange formation 4-6-0 as Spain was lack of reliable finisher and finally won the trophy. The Failure Point : 2001  Real Madrid : Copa Del Rey Round of 64 (lost Toledo 1-2), 2014 Spain : 23th place in FIFA World Cup final (Group Stage)
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11. Giovanni Trapattoni

Date Of Birth :  17 March 1939, Nation :  Italy
Major Team :  Juventus (13 Seasons), Inter Milan (5 seasons)
Bayern Munich (3 Seasons), Italy (4 Years)
Major Achievement :   7 Times Italian Series A, 2 Times Copa Italia
1 Time Bundesliga, 1 Time DFB Pokal
1 Time Portuguese League
1 Time Austrian League
1984 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
3 Times UEFA Cup (1977, 1991, 1993)
1985 European Cup Champion, 1983 Runner-Up
1985 Intercontinental Cup
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1 Time UFEA Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   Juventus’s Greatest Manager Ever
Italian Series A Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Defensive, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

“Il Trap” Giovanni Trapattoni of the most celebrated managers in football history, Trapattoni is one of only two coaches to have won the league title in four different countries and he is the only one to have won all UEFA club competitions and the World Club title, also having the record of UEFA Cup wins wit three. He was appointed AC Milan’s first team manager in 1975. Just once season, Trapattoni moved to control Juventus for a decade and achieved his best period of career that led Juve to dominate Italian Series A and won all major European cup titles. He also had a successful career with Inter Milan, guided them to win Italian league ad a UEFA Cup. However, he could not help Juve to win more league title in his coming back. He won three titles during two seasons in Germany with Bayern Munich before led Fiorentina to win UEFA champion league place. Trapattoni’s international career was disappointing after the team finished round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup and the group round in the 2004 Euro. The Failure Point : 1990 Inter Milan : European Cup First Round (lost Malmo 1-2)     , 1994 Coppa Italia : Second Round (lost Venezia 3-4), 1995 Bayern Munich : 6th place in Bundesliga (Champion in previous season by another manager), 2002 Italy : Round of 16 (lost South Korea 0-1) in FIFA World Cup Final
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10. Jock Stein

Date Of Birth :   5 October 1922
Nation : Scotland
Major Team :    Glasgow Celtic (13 Seasons), Scotland (7 Years)
Major Achievement :    10 Times Scottish League
9 Times Scottish Cup
1967 European Cup
1970 European Cup Runner-Up
2 Times European Cup Semi-Finalist
6 Times Scottish Double Champions
2 Times Scottish Triple Champions
1967 European Triple Champions
Individual Achievement :   1967 European Treble Winning Manager
Scottish League Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Jock Stein was voted the greatest Scottish football manager in a 2003 poll by the Sunday Herald newspaper. He was a successful manager since his first period of career, took charge Dunfermline in 1960 and built them into powerful force and met their golden era in European football in the next era.  He moved to manage Hibernian just once season before started his career with Glasgow Celtic. Statistically Stein is to date the best ever manager of Hibs, with a win rate of 62%. Stein is the greatest hero in history of Scottish football. He acquired the 1970 European cup trophy as the only one for Scottish clubs. He also holds the record most winners in Scottish league with ten and also doubles champions with six. He won Scottish triple champions twice and the 1967 quadruple champion and in that season, it won World record highest goals in a single season in all games played with 196. Stein led Scotland to reach its best performance ever in its history of World Cup in 1982 but disqualified for the 1980 and 1984 Euro. The Failure Point : 1968 Celtic : Scottish Cup Round of 32 (lost dunfirmeline 0-2 at home). 1975 Celtic : European Cup First Round (lost Olympiakos 1-3)
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9. Joseph Guardiola

Date Of Birth : 18 January 1971
Naion     : Spain
Major Team : Barcelona
Major Achievement : 3 Times Spanish La Liga
1 Time Bundesliga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
2 Times UEFA Champion League (2009, 2011)
3 Times UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
2 Times FIFA World Club Cup
1 Time Spanish Double Champions
2011 European Double Champions
2009 European Triple Champions    
Individual Achievement : 2011 FIFA Ballon'Dor Best Coach
2 Times IFFHS World's Best Club Coach of the Year (2009, 2011)
2 Times World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year (2009, 2011)
Barcelona Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

Josep Guardiola become a Barcelona legend in both player and manager role. As a team manager, he has controlled Barcelona just for four seasons and create a famous style of play "tiki-taka", is regarded as one of the most effective football strategies of all-time. The system of playing was purposed to absolutely possess the ball in midfield area and it could be fulfilled by compatibility of Barcelona players in thier movement and passing. This led Barcelona in his era to be regarded by many as one of the best club teams in football history. Guardiola built the victory to win the only treble champion in history of Spanish football club in 2009 and also became the youngest UEFA Champions League-winning manager ever. He is also the only manager to win all six trophies in one year. Barcelona in Guardiola won La Liga records ; Most consecutive wins with 16 (2010 - 2011) and Most wins ratio in a single season with 0.84 (2012 - 2013). In his first season in Bundesliga, he led Bayern to win Bundesliga record most consecutive games win with 18 and the earliest Bundesliga winners wit 7 games left. The Failure Point : None
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8. Marcelo Lippi

Date Of Birth :  12 April 1948, Nation  : Italy
Major Team :  Juventus (8 Seasons), Italy (6 Years)
Major Achievement :  5 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
1995 UEFA Cup Runner-Up, 1996 UEFA Champion League
3 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1997, 1998, 2003)
1996 Intercontinental Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup Champion
1 Time UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
1 Time Italian Double Champions
Individual Achievement :  2007 Onze d'Or Coach of the Year
3 Times Italian Serie A Coach of the Year (1997, 1998, 2003 )
2 Times IFFHS The World's Best Club Coach (1996, 1998)
2006 IFFHS The World's best National Coach
2006 World Soccer Manager of The Year
Style :  Equivalent, Playing Position : Defender

Marcelo Lippi is most recognized as the first manager ever to win the most prestigious international competitions both for clubs and for National teams. His career as manager was first created with Pontedera in 1985. After various stints in Italy's lower divisions, became a head coach in Serie A in 1989 with Cesena. Lippi then moved on to Lucchese and Atalanta. The turning point for Lippi came in the 1993–94 season when he led Napoli to a place in the UEFA Cup. Lippi had best club career with Juventus where he led them to reach three consecutive UEFA Champion league Final and won just once. The defect of his career was happened when he was sacked after just once season due to losing in UEFA Champion League qualification game. He returned Juventus to win league titles more twice and once again UEFA champion League runner-up. Lippi set Italy national team with his effectiveness style of play in both defensive and offensive game and he was finally able to win the 2006 World Cup champion. However, he had failure result in the 2010 World Cup and finished just group round. The Failure Point : 1991 Cesena : 17th place in Series A (Relegation), 2001 Inter Milan : UEFA Champion League Qualifying Stage (lost Helsingborg 0-1), 2010 Italy : 26th place in FIFA World Cup final (Group Stage)
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7. Helenio Herera

Date Of Birth :  10 April 1910
Nation  :  Argentina
Major Team :  Inter Milan (9 Seasons), Barcelona (4 Seasons)
Major Achievement : 4 Times Spanish La Liga
3 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Copa Italia
2 Times Inter City Fairs Cup (1959, 1960)
2 Times European Cup Winners (1964, 1965)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1964, 1965)
1967 European Cup Runner-Up
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
1 Time Spanish Double Champions
1965 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   Inter Milan’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Defensive,  Playing Position : Defender

Helenio Herera is the greatest Argentinean manager of all-time, was notable as a creator of Catenaccio system. He was first appointed as a manager for Puteax in 1944 France. Afterwards, he managed Stade Francias and five clubs in Spain and won the Spanish league twice with Atletico Madrid. He also controlled Belenenses before took charge Barcelona but several problem of disagreement with players force him to leave the club despite he led them to win a inter-citie Fair Cup and 1959 Spanish double champion. He immediately emigrated of Italy and signed with Inter Milan. He modified a 5–3–2 tactic known as door bolt to include larger flexibility for counter attacks, known as the Catenaccio. He led the club to reach European Cup three times and won twice. During this time he was also coaching Spain for 3 years and qualified for the 1962 World Cup include Italy for once year. Herrera moved to AS Roma where he became the highest paid manager in the world in 1968. He officially retired with Barcelona in 1981. The Failure Point : 1974 Inter Milan : UEFA Cup First Round (lost Admira Wacker by away goal) 
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6. Jose Mourinho

Date Of Birth : 26 January 1963, Nation : Portugal
Major Team :  FC Porto (2 Seasons), Chelsea (3 Seasons)
Inter Milan (2 Seasons),Real Madrid (3 Seasons)
Major Achievement : 2 Times Portuguese Liga , 1 time Spanish La Liga
2 Times English Premier League, 1 Time FA Cup, 2 Times League Cup
2 Times Italian Series A,1 Time Copa Italia,1 Time Italian Double Champ
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey, 2003 UEFA Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League (2004, 2010), 6 Times Semi-Finalist
2003 UEFA Triple Champions, 2010 European Triple Champions
Individual Achievement :2 Times UEFA Manager of the Year  (2003,2004)
3 Times World Soccer Magazine Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2010)
2005 BBC Sports Personality of Year Coach Award
2 Times FA Premier League Manager of the Year (2005,2006)
3 Times IFFHS World Best Club Manager (2004, 2005, 2010)
2 Times Italian Series A Manager of the Year (2009, 2010)
2 Times Portuguese Liga Manager of the Year (2003, 2004)
                                                      2010 European Treble Winning Manager
                                                   Style : Defensive, Playing Position : None

“The Special One” Jose Mourinho is walking his road to be one of the greatest managers of all-time, is notable for his impetuous personality. His ambition has always made his decision to move the team every time he reached the best achievement of any club. He began focusing on coaching and impressed with brief but successful managerial periods at Benfica and Leiria in the early 2000s. He built his reputation quickly after move to control FC Porto. He won the UEFA treble in his first season and following by winning the UEFA Champion league in next season as double champion with the league. He was expected to win UEFA Champion league with Chelsea but he was sacked before achieving it due to his style of effectively defensive format that was disliked by the president. He became manager of Inter Milan and fulfilled them to win the long time waiting UEFA Champion league, even won European treble in 2010. However, he faced the hardest time in Real Madrid and was finally sacked after no UEFA Champion League trophy within 3 seasons. However, he led the club to win the La Liga record most goal differences ratio with 2.34 (89 diffs) and most wins ratio with 0.84 (32 wins) in 38 games achieved in the 2011 - 2012 seasonThe Failure Point : None
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5. Fabio Capello

Date Of Birth :   18 June 1946
Nation :  Italy
Major Team :  AC Milan (6 Seasons), AS Roma (5 Seasons)
Real Madrid (2 Seasons) , Juventus (2 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    5 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Spanish La LIga
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1993, 1995)
1994 UEFA Champion League Winner
1994 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   2005 Series A Coach of the Year
AC Milan Greatest Manager Ever
2009 BBC Sport Personality of the Year
Style : Defensive, Equivalent, Playing Position : Defensive Midfielder

“The Order of Champions” Fabio Capello has the distinction of winning the domestic league title with every club he has coached throughout his career. He was famous for his decisively discipline characteristic and proficient in the Zonal marking system. He first became manager with AC Milan in 1991. In his first five seasons as a manager he won four Serie A titles with Milan and reached three European Cup final in row and won once. He successfully guided the club to win the Series A record longest unbeaten run with 58 achieved during 1991 - 1993 and also won the Series A record longest streak without conceding a goal with 929 minutes achieved in the 1993 - 1994 season. He then spent a year at Real Madrid, where he won the La Liga title at his first attempt, and in 2001 led Roma to their first league title in 18 years. Capello also won two titles at Juventus (which were later stripped after the Calciopoli scandal), and in 2006 returned to Real Madrid, where he won another La Liga title and is one of the few managers to claim championship victories in four major European cities: Milan, Madrid, Rome, and Turin. He could not help England to go far in the 2010 World Cup as the expectation and finally resigned prior to the 2012 UEFA Euro began. The Failure Point : 2003 Roma : 8th place in Series A (champion in two previous seasons by himself)
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4. Ottmar Hitzfeld

Date Of Birth :   12 Jabuary 1949, Nation  :  Germany
Major Team :   Bayern Munich (7 Seasons)
Borussia Dortmund (6 Seasons), Grasshopper Zuruch (3 Seasons)
Major Achievement :    7 Times Bundesliga, 3 Times DFB-Pokal
2 Times Swiss League, 2 Times Swiss Cup
1993 UEFA Cup Runner-Up, 1999 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
2 Times UEFA Champion League Winners (1997, 2001)
1 Time UEFA Champion League Semi-Finalist
1 Time Swiss Double Champions
3 Times German Double Champions
2001 European Double Champions
Individual Achievement : 
2 Times World Soccer Manager of the Year (1997, 2001)
2 Times IFFHS World Coach of The Year (1997, 2001)
Bundesliga - Dortmund, Bayern Munich’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Equivalent,  Playing Position : Forward

Ottmar Hitzfeld is the greatest German club manager of all-time. He is one of only three managers to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League with two different clubs. Hitzfeld got his first coaching position with FC Zug. In 1984 he followed an offer to coach FC Aarau where he settled for four years and won his first title as coach with the 1988 Swiss Cup. Then, he moved to success his career at Grasshopper Zurich and was appointed as Dortmund’s coach in 1991 where he spent four seasons to win his first Bundesliga champion and won the only UEFA Champion League in history of the club in 1997. Hitzfeld met his best period at Bayern Munich. He commanded the club to dominate Bundesliga and won three German double champions and reached UEFA Champion League final twice and won once. He led Bayern to win the record longest home undefeated run in UEFA Champion league with 31 between 1998 and 2003. He is also famous for managing Switzerland and beat the champion Spain of their first game in the 2010 World Cup. The Failure Point : 1994 Dortmund : DFB Pokal Round of 64 (lost Carl Zeiss Jena 1-0 at home)
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3. Ernst Happel

Date Of Birth :  29 November 1925, Nation  : Austria
Major Team :  Feyenoord (5 Seasons), Hamburg (6 Seasons)
Club Brugge (3 Seasons), Netherlands (One Tournament)
Major Achievement :   2 Times Dutch Champions, 2 Times Dutch Cup
3 Times Belgian League, 1 Time Belgian Cup
2 Times Bundesliga Champions, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
2 Times Austrian League, 1 Time Austrian Cup
2 Times European Cup (1970, 1983), 1970 Intercontinental Cup
1978 European Cup Runner-Up, 1978 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1982 UEFA Cup Runner-Up, 1983 European Double Champions
1 Time Belgian Double Champions, 1 Time Austrian Double Champions
Individual Achievement :   Hamburg’s Greatest Manager Ever
Style :  Attacking, Playing Position : Central Defender

Ernest Happel has long been considered as one of the most prestigious managers in history of the game.  He is the first manager to have won the European Cup with 2 different clubs and reached the most prestigious international final match both for club and for National level. He also won the league title in four different countries. He first took managing career with Den Haag in 1962 and stayed there for six seasons before moved to win his first league title with Feyenoord and led them to win their only European Cup. He moved to Club Brugge and won three league titles in row and helped the club to reach their only European Cup final match. Sevilla and Standard Liege the two clubs he had no trophy during total four seasons. He won his second European Cup with Hamburg in 1983. Happel managed Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup and finished as vice-champion. He retried with Austria national team in 1992. The Failure Point : 1986 Hamburg : UEFA Cup First Round (lost Sparta Rotterdam by penalty)
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2. Rinus Michels

Date Of Birth :  9 February 1928, Nation  :  Netherlands
Major Team :  Ajax Amsterdam (7 Seasons),  Barcelona (6 Seasons)
Netherlands (5 Years)
Major Achievement : 4 Times Dutch League, 3 Times Dutch Cup
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey, 1 Time DFB Pokal
1971 European Cup Winner, 1969 Runner-Up
1974 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1988 European Championship Winners, 1992 Semi-Finalist
1 Time European Cup Semi-Finalist
2 Times Dutch Double Champions
Individual Achievement :    1988 World Soccer Manager of The Year
1999 Dutch Manager of The Century
2002 Knight of The KNVB, 2002 UEFA Lifetime Award
Ajax Amsterdam’s Greatest Manager Ever
Netherlands’ Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Striker

“The Commander” Rinus Michels is the World greatest manager of all-time. He was named as Coach of the century by FIFA in 1999, was most remembered for his attractive Total football style of play. Michels started his career as Ajax Amsterdam’s manager in 1965. He led the club from relegation candidate to win Eredivisie in his first season immediately and went on winning Dutch double champions twice and reached the European Cup final twice, won once trophy in 1971. He set the basis to the club and it is an easy jobs for his successor Istvan Kovacs to continue managing the team that won more European Cup twice and the 1972 European Treble. He moved to control Barcelona and won Spanish Liga once time. He coached Holland national team in the 1974 World Cup that has been regarded as one of the greatest teams of all-time even finished runner-up.  Michels won no trophy with FC Koln and Bier Leverkusen in four seasons. He returned to manage Holland and led them to win their only Euro trophy in 1988. His last tournament is the 1992 Euro semi-finalist. The Failure Point : 1973 Barcelona : UEFA Cup First Round (lost FC Porto 1- 4) 
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1. Alex Ferguson

Date Of Birth : 31 December 1941
Nation : Scotland
Major Team :  Aberdeen (8 Seasons), Manchester United (25 Seasons)
Major Achievement :   3 Times Scottish Top Division
13 Times English Premier League, 5 Times FA Cup, 3 Times League Cup
4 Times Scottish Cup, 1 Time Scottish League Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1983, 1991)
2 Times UEFA Champion League (1999, 2008),
2 Times UEFA Champion league Runner-Up (2009, 2011)
3 Times UEFA Champion league Semi-Finalist
1999 Intercontinental Cup, 2008 FIFA Club World Cup
3 Times English Double Champions
1999 European Triple Champions
2008 European Double Champions

             Individual Achievement

11 Times Premier League Manager of the Season
4 Times LMA Manager of The Year
1996 Football Writers' Association Tribute Award
1999 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award
1999 IFFHS Club Coach of the Year
1990s LMA Manager of the Decade
2000 Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year
2001 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 English Football Hall of Fame
2 Times Onze d'Or Coach of the Year (1999, 2007)
2 Times LMA Special Merit Awards (2009, 2011)
2007 Professional Footballers' Association Merit Award
2008 European Manager Hall of Fame
2011 FIFA Presidential Award
Premier League 20 Seasons Awards
Premier League Merit Awards
4 Times World Soccer Manager of the Year (1993, 1999, 2007, 2008)
Manchester United’s Greatest Manager Ever
1983 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
1995 Cammnder of the Order of the British Empire
1999 Knight Bachelor
    Style : Attacking, Playing Position : Attacking Midfielder

Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in history of British football. He holds the record most English Top League champions and most Premier League Manager of The Year winners. Ferguson was first a full-time manager of St. Mirren in 1974 Scottish first division. He produced a remarkable transformation of the team until won promotion to the top tier in 1977. He managed Aberdeen in 1978 and built such a middle-level team to beat the regular champions like Celtics and Rangers to win Scottish League three times and won the only double champion in history of the club in 1985 and also acquired Cup Winners Cup trophy in 1983. Ferguson led Scotland to qualify for the 1986 World Cup but finished just group round. He started his career with Man Utd in 1986 and spent seven seasons to win the first champions. Ferguson created the greatness to the club, won three double champions and the 1999 European Treble and Man Utd dominated Premier League in two decades of his era, led the club to reach UEFA Champion League final three times and won twice. Ferguson led the club to win the record longest period without conceding a goal in English Top-Flight with 1311 minutes in 13 games and holds the record longest unbeaten in UEFA Champion league with 25 between 2007 and 2009.  The Failure Point : 1990 Man Utd : 13th place in English First Division, 1996 Man Utd : UEFA Cup first round (lost Rotor Volgogard by away goal)
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Honourable Mention

Jimmy Hogan

Date Of Birth : 16 October 1882
Major Team :  MTK Budapest (9 Seasons)
Aston Villa (3 Seasons)
Switzerad (A Tournament)
Major Achievement : 1 Time Swiss League
5 Times Hungarian League
1924 Olympic Games Silver Medal
1936 Olympic Games Silver Medal
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Offensive Midfielder

Jimmy Hogan is a father of total football and the great pioneer and revolution of the modern game on the Europe continent. He became manager for the first time with Netherlands national team in 1910 to set the basis to the team. Then, he moved to organize Austria Wienna for a season. His best club career was at MTK Budapest where he led them won five league titles and seven seasons and helps the club won the World record in amateur football most goals ratio and goal differences ratio. Hogan was very successful in international level when he managed both Switzerland and Austria to win Silver Medal in Olympic Games in two different tournaments. However, he was a co-manager with other two for the Switzerland squad in 1924 Olympic Game. It is still their best achievement ever to date. Hogan helped Aston Villa to win promotion from the second tier to the top tier within two seasons and retired in his third season.
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Sepp Herberger


Date Of Birth :   28 March 1897
Nation : Germany
Major Team :  Germany  (28 Years)
Major Achievement :1954 FIFA World Cup Champion
1958 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
Individual Achievement :  German Sports Hall of Fame
Style : Equivalent, Playing Position : Forward

Sepp Herberger has long been considered as the legendary manager in history of World Cup, was famous for his wonderful career as a rebuilder of Germany to win the FIFA World Cup. Herberger first became a manger of Tennis Borrussia Berlin in 1930 and was chosen as Germany national team assistant coach in 1932. He was finally promoted as manager in 1936. Germany didn’t successful in the 1938 FIFA World Cup before his career was interrupted in the war-time. After the World War II, it is the hardest jobs for him to renovate the team from bad morale level of players. Herberger could awake their spirit, created World-Class team workability from his philosophy of football. He was noted for his ability to sum up the essence of the game in short phrases. West Germany finally surprised the World to beat Hungary in the 1954 FIFA World Cup final. He also led the team to the 1958 World Cup fourth place. He retired in 1964 that finished his 34 years as managing career.
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Statistics

By Nation

England : 8
Italy : 6
Germany :  5
Argentina :  5
Brazil  : 4
France  :  4
Netherlands : 4
Scotland :  4
Spain :  3
Austria : 1
Hungary :  1
Portugal :  1
Uruguay : 1
Sweden  : 1
Belgium  :  1
Ukraine : 1

By Decade (It is mostly considered more than one decade for each manager)

10s : 1
20s : 2
30s : 3
40s : 1
50s : 10
60s : 16
70s : 22
80s : 23
90s : 24
00s : 16
2010s : 3
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Substitution List : First-Class

Helmut Scoen (1 World Cup, 1 UEFA Euro)
Luis Cubilla  (Uruguay, 8 Paraguayan league, 2 CLC, 1 IC)
Tomislav Ivic (3 Yugoslav League, 4 Yugoslav Cup, 1 French Ligue, Dutch League, 1 Belgian League, 1 Portuguese Liga, 1 Greek League, 1 Portuguese Cup)
Carlos Bilardo  (1 Argentine Apertura, 1 Argentine Clausura, 1986 WC, 1990 WC runner-up)
Tele Santana (2 Brazilian National League, 2 CLC, 2 IC)
Stefan Kovacs (1972 European Triple Champion)
Karl Rappan  (6 Swiss league, 8 Swiss cup, One of the pioneers)
Francisco Maturana  (Colombia, 1 Copa Mustang, 1 CLC, 2001 CA)
Oscar Washington Tabarez (1 Copa Libertadores, 1 Copa America, 1 Argentina League)
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Eras The Greatest Manager

The 1910s : Jimmy Hogan
The 1920s  : Hugo Meisl
The 1st Half 1930s : Hebert Chapman
The 2nd Half 1930s : Vittorio Pozzo
The 1940s : Guillermo Stabile
1st Half 1950s : Sepp Herberger
2nd Half 1950s : Matt Busby
1st Half 1960s :  Helenio Herrera
2nd Half 1960s :  Jock Stein
1st Half 1970s :  Rinus Michels
2nd Half 1970s :  Bob Paisley
1st Half 1980s : Ernst Happel
2nd Half 1980s:  Franz Beckenbauer
1st Half 1990s :   Fabio Capello
2nd Half 1990s :  Marcelo Lippi
1st Half 2000s :  Arsene Wenger
2nd Half 2000s :  Alex Ferguson
1st Half 2010s : Joseph Guardiola
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The Greatest Seasonal League Managers of All-Time

1.     Bryan Clough : 1978 English First Division (Nottingham Forest)
2.     Otto Rehhagel : 1998 Bundesliga (Kaisersalutern)
3.     Don Revie : 1965 English First Division (Leeds United)
4.     Alf Ramsey : 1962 English First Division (Ipswich Town)
5.     Jose Mourinho : 2005 English Premier League (Chelsea)
6.     Giovanni Trapattoni : 1989 Italian Series A (Inter Milan)
7.     Arsene Wenger : 2002 English Premier League (Arsenal)
8.     Joseph Guardiola : 2010 Spanish La Liga (Barcelona


The 50 Greatest Domestic Seasonal Managers of All-Time

1.     Arsene Wenger : 2002 Arsenal, Premier League (1st, SW ), FA Cup (1st , SW)
2.     Joseph Guardiola : 2011 Barcelona, Spanish La Liga (1st, SW), Copa Del Ret (2nd ,SW)
3.     Jupp Heynckes : 2013 Bayern Munich, Bundesliga (1st, SW), DFB=Pokal (1st, SW)
4.     Helenio Herrera : 1959 Barcelona, Spanish La Liga (1st, SW), Copa Del Rey (1st, SW)
5.     Joseph Guardiola : 2014 Bayern Munich, Bundesliga (1st, SW), DFB=Pokal (1st, SW)
6.     Alex Ferguson : 2007 Man Utd, Premier League (1st, SW), FA Cup (2nd, OW)
7.     Marcelo Lippi : 1995 Juventus, Italian Series A (1st, SW),, Coppa Italia (1st, OW)
8.     Ottmar Hitzfeld : 1999 Bayern Munich, Bundesliga (1st, SW), DFB-Pokal (1st, OW)
9.     Rinus Michels: 1970 Ajax Amsterdam, Erdivisie (1st, SW), KNVB Cup (1st, OW)
10.  Don Revie : 1965 Leeds United, Premier League (2nd, SW), FA Cup (2nd, OW)


The Greatest International Club Managers of All-Time

1. Jose Mourinho : 2005 Porto, UEFA Champion League
2. Joseph Guardiola : 2011 Barcelona, UEFA Champion League
3. Helenio Herrera : 1964 Inter Milan, European Cup
4. Luis Enrique : 2015 Barcelona, UEFA Champion League
5. Fabio Capello : 1994 AC Milan , UEFA Champion League


The Greatest Club Seasonal Managers of All-Time

1. Jospeh Guardiola 93 Point : 2011 Barcelona (League 1st-SW, Cup 2nd-SW, Int.Club 1st-SW)
2. Jupp Heynckes 92.5 Point : 2013 Bayern Munich (League 1st-SW, Cup 1st-SW, Int.Club 1st-SW)
3. Alex Ferguson 89 Point 2008 : Man Utd (League 1st-SW, Cup 2nd-OW, Int.Club 1st-SW)
3. Ottmar Hitzfeld 89 Point : 1999 : Bayern Munich (League 1st-SW, Cup 2nd-OW, Int.Club 2nd-OW)
4. Alex Ferguson 87.6 Point 1999 : Man Utd (League 1st-OW, Cup 1st-OW, Int.Club 1st-SW)
5. Luis Enrique 87.6 Point : 2015 Bayern Munich (League 1st-OW, Cup 1st-OW, Int.Club 1st-SW)
6. Helenio Herrera 87.6 Point : 1965  Inter Milan (League 1st-SW, Cup 2nd-SI, Int.Club 1st-OW)


The Greatest International Country's Tournament  Managers of All-Time

1. Otto Rehhagel : 2004, Greece, UEFA Euro 
2. Mario Zagallo : 1970, Brazil, World Cup
3. Rinus Michels : 1988, Holland, UEFA Euro
4. Franz Beckenbauer : 1990, West Germany, World Cup
5. Carlos Alberto Parreira : 1994, Brazil, World Cup




World’s Manager of The Year

1954 : Sepp Herberger
1955 : Jose Villalonga
1956 : Jose Villalonga
1957 : Mat Busby
1958 : Luis Carniglia
1959 : Helenio Herrera
1960 : Albert Batteux
1961 : Roberto Scarone
1962 : Alf Ramsey
1963 : Luis Alfonso Perez
1964 : Don Revie
1965 : Helenio Herrera
1966 : Alf Ramsey
1967 : Jock Stein
1968 : Osvaldo Zubeldia
1969 : Nereo Rocco
1970 : Mario Zagallo
1971 : Rinus Michels
1972 : Bryan Clough
1973 : Nereo Rocco
1974 : Rinus Michels
1975 : Johannes Weiseiller
1976 : Robert Herbin
1977 : Bob Paisley
1978 : Bryan Clough
1979 : Bryan Clough
1981 : Bobby Robson
1982 : Enzo Bearzot
1983 : Ernst Happel
1984 : Joe Fagan
1985 : Ferenc Kovacs
1986 : Emerich Jenei
1987 : Udo Lattek
1988 : Rinus Michels
1989 : Angel Iordanescu
1990 : Arrigo Sacchi
1991 : Ljupko Petrovic
1992 : Richard Moller Nielsen
1993 : Fabio Capello
1994 : Fabio Capello
1995 : Louis Van Gaal
1996 : Marcelo Lippi
1997 : Mario Zagallo
1998 : Marcelo Lippi
1999 : Alex Ferguson
2000 : Hector Cupre
2001 : Ottmar Hitzfeld
2002 : Klaus Topmoller
2003 : Alex Ferguson
2004 : Otto Rehagel
2005 : Jose Mourinho
2006 : Marcelo Lippi
2007 : Alex Ferguson
2008 : Alex Ferguson
2009 : Joseph Guardiola
2010 : Jose Mourinho
2011 : Joseph Guardiola
2012 : Bixente Del Bosque
2013 : Jupp Heynckes
2014 : Carlo Ancelotti
2015 : Luis Enrique

By Nation

Italy : 10
England : 8
Scotland : 7
Germany : 6
Spain : 6
Argentina : 5
Holland : 4
Brazil : 3
France : 2
Romania : 2
Portugal : 2 
Austria : 1
Hungary : 1
Yugoslavia : 1

12 comments:

  1. Excellent list. I mostly agree, but I am missing Luis Aragonés. He did not get major titles until 2008, except for an Intercontinental Cup in 1974, but he worked magic for over 30 years in all kinds of teams. He took Mallorca to the Champions League positions, he won the spanish league an several cups with Atlético, he nearly took Valencia to the title, he saved some teams (Oviedo, Espanyol, Betis) from relegation, he took Atlético back to the spanish first division in 2001...A true master.

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    1. Thanks but this list has still not been implemented methodology. The methodology will largely open for Managers who is successful in managing small team depend on the gap he could make based on the team's potential. I'd take Aragones into account and we will see whether he could be made the list.

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  2. I really don't think that Arrigo Sacchi style was defensive.he was against italian traditional playing style because for him it was too defensive..he has modernized italian football like none before

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    1. I understand his philosophy of tactic is not an extreme defense, condensing central midfield area to support defenders. I still see his tactic is more defensive than equivalent, what would you think ?

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  3. In my opinion his style is more equivalent than defensive.for example i think that Trapattoni playing style was much more defensive than him but you classified it as equivalent..i know that these are personal points of view but i am italian and in italy Trapattoni is always remembered as a defensive manager while sacchi as a more attacking one.for example capello,Who substituted sacchi in milan,was more defensive than him,playing with desailly in front of defense.with sacchi central midfielders were Ancelotti and rjkaard, able to attack and defend as well

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    1. OK, that is very interesting. I agree Trapattoni is not more offensive strategy approach than Sacchi. Now I'm implementing methodology in this list and I'll review the tactical style also.

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  4. Zagallo has to be the number 39, not the number 43.

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  5. He use the notable tactic "The Wingless Wonders" as a navigator of success. However, the club went down to the bottom place in the next season and switched to international career. Ramsey is also known as the only English manager with World Cup title but England disqualified for the 1974 World Cup is also noted as a big failure of his career, also disqualified for the 1964 and 1972 European championship final tournament.
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  6. you can update statistics of Guardiola

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  7. I was wondering why Helmut Schoen has fallen out of the list; if I remember correctly, he used to be ranked very highly. His record certainly speaks for itself.

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  8. Could you explain the plummeting of Helmut Schoen out of the top 50?

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    1. Sure, Helmut Schoen managed almost only national teams. He managed Sarbrucken in only 1 year. International country matches held much fewer games than club football. Based on Germany's excellent resource, he had a challenge in every two years for major tournaments. Largely different to club manager who confronted a difficult situation week by week.

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