The World Cup 2018 kicked off in Russia with a bunch of surprises. Well-known managers like the reigning champion Joachim Low started with an unexpected wrong turn. This pushed us to check out managers with best tactics so far in the tournament. Here are the top 5 best managers in this World Cup so far.
5. Juan Carlos Osorio – Mexico
Germany were full of confidence going to the first World Cup match against Mexico. But the reigning champions had no idea what was waiting for them. Thanks to the manager Osorio’s great plans, Mexicans built a strong defensive wall and beat them one null. Osorio’s coaching career has come on the back of hard work and it looks like he may end up among the best in this World Cup.
4. Fernando Santos – Portugal
In the Euro 2016, nobody believed they could end up lifting the trophy. In this World Cup, the Portugal boys haven’t lost a game so far. Till now, many people still wonder the engine behind Portugal performances these days. Some will undoubtedly say it’s just Ronaldo. But the man behind is their success is Fernando Santos, their manager.
3. Carlos Queiroz – Iran
Losing against Spain has been a shock for Iran. But if one focusses on their game, the Iranians have got a very strong defense. Carlos Queiroz, Iran coach, is a defense-minded coach. Now the question is what will happen between him and Portugal’s Santos once they meet. It will be a do or die game as both are very excellent managers.