A team without a manager may win a match but no matter how strong the team is, they will never win a title; just like an army without a general. The Football Managers Of The Modern Era shortlist won’t be easy to fit in. Trophies won and win percentage are the basics.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Zidane’s tactics have worked well for the Los Blancos and helped them to two Champions League titles and the La Liga, breaking Barcelona’s hegemony. He has helped Real Madrid win 7 titles till now and it looks that he will be managing Madrid for a long period of time.
The former Real Madrid player, next to winning the dressing room at the Santiago Bernabeu; he has a win percentage of 74.49%.
4. Arsene Wenger
The Frenchman has been the manager of Arsenal since October 1996; he has since become the club’s longest serving manager and also the most successful in terms of trophies won (17 titles). Though he has been criticised by many after his inability to win more trophies after the invincible, Le Professeur will surely go down as one of the greatest ever football
Known for spotting young talent, Wenger has notably won three Premier League title and seven FA Cups; his winning percentage is on 54.1%.
3. Carlo Ancelotti
“Don Carlo”, also a good player, started his managerial career in 1995 with Reggiana. The Italian has managed many top clubs like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and has been successful on most of his adventures. He is the only manager to win the UEFA Champions League three times.
Ancelotti won winning trophies wherever he went. In total, he has won 20 trophies throughout his career and has a win percentage of 58.3%.
2. Pep Guardiola –The Tactical One
In his first season with Barcelona, Guardiola won a treble and became the youngest manager to win the Champions League. During his first four seasons, he won 14 trophies and is considered to be tactically flawless. The Tactical One has a win percentage of 71.7%.
Guardiola had a disappointing first season with Manchester City and it was his first trophy less season. But we can surely expect him to lead Manchester City to glory this season.
1. José Mourinho –The Special One
In 2005, Mourinho became the Portuguese Coach of the Century through Portuguese Football Federation. Mourinho made it happen wherever he went and is therefore considered even better than Guardiola by many. Jose has notably won the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Premier League throughout his career.
He has relished an astonishing career, collecting 25 trophies along the way and managing some of the top clubs in football. Ze Mario has a very impressive win percentage of 65.6%.