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Top 10 Managers of All Time!

Here is Tactical Foul's Top 10 Managers of All Time! to listen to how we got to this list, listen to Episode #2 at

Honorable Mentions:

  • Sir Matt Busby/Man. United (5x English League, 2x FA Cup and Champions League)

  • Arrigo Saachi/Milan (Italian League Title, 2x Champions League)

  • Mircea Lucescu/Several Clubs (8x Ukrainian League, 3x Romanian League, 2x Turkish League and Europa League)

  • Marcello Lippi/Juventus&Italy (5x Italian League, Champions League, World Cup)

  • Brian Clough/Nottingham Forrest/Derby (2x English League, 2x Champions League)

  • Marcelo Bielsa/Argentina (Olympic Medal)


10. Valeriy Lobanovskyi: The Scientist

9. Udo Lattek: Germany's Greatest Winner

8. Johan Cruyff: The Visionary

7. Giovanni Trapattoni: "The King of Catenaccio"

6. Vincente Del Bosque: The Pride of Spanish Football

5. Carlo Ancelotti: The Players Manager

4. Rinus Michels: The Total Manager

3. Jose Mourinho: The Chosen One

1. TIE!!!

This argument could've have gone on forever, neither Cam or I would budge on our picks so we compromised and put the 2 best of all time at the top of the list (still feel it's a bit harsh on Sir Alex). Even if we couldn't agree there was never a question of what two sit at the top of mountain.

Pep Guardiola: The Perfectionist

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Leader


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