Top 10 Best Football Managers Of All Time

Top 10 Best Football Managers Of All Time

10. Mircea Lucescu

 Mircea  Lucescu

Mircea Lucescu managed Shakhtar Donetsk from 2004 to 2016, guiding the Ukrainian team to every domestic trophy and the 2009 UEFA Cup. He had gone on to manage the Turkish national side, and was appointed as Dinamo Kiev manager in 2020.

9. Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger managed Arsenal for 22 years. He advocated an attacking and flowing style of football, which made the club a favorite with neutral supporters. Wenger also won a league title and domestic cup with Monaco.

8. Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Pep went on to win three La Liga titles, two European super cups, and two World club cups, claiming a total of 14 trophies in four seasons. In general, Guardiola's teams are known for keeping possession, pressing relentlessly, and their sublime creativity.

7. Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi

Lippi was responsible for the domination of Italian football by Juventus in the late 1990s. His management style is best known to focus on team strength and unity. He last managed the Chinese national team (2016-2019) and announced his retirement in 2020.

6. Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte is a former Italian footballer who spent most of his career at Juventus and represented his country 20 times. During the 2011–12 season, he led Juventus to the Serie A title without losing a single game. Conte has a long career ahead of him.

5. Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone

In his first full season as manager, Diego's team thrashed Chelsea in the European Super Cup before winning the 2013 Spanish domestic cup. Simeone replicated his greatest triumph by winning the Spanish league again in 2021.

4. José Mourinho

 José Mourinho

Portuguese coach José Mourinho is known for his well-organized defenses and the physical strength of his teams. In 2022, he won the inaugural Europa Conference League with Roma.

3. Louis Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

Known as a discliplinarian, he uses a fusion of artistry and authority that has brought him astounding success as a manager.  Van Gaal guided a much belittled Dutch side to third place in the 2014 World Cup before taking over as Manchester United manager.

2. Jürgen Klopp

 Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp transformed the fortunes of Borussia Dortmund earlier in his career, bringing them league titles in 2011 and 2012, and the German Cup in 2012. He assembled an excellent team in all positions and favored a quick style of counter-attacking football.

1. Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti's management style is one of versatility and adaptability. He plays formations that suit the attributes of his players. With 22 trophies to his name, he is one of the most decorated managers on this list.