19. Gian Piero Gasperini
One of the top managers in Italy today, Gian Piero Gasperini has created one of the most exciting and vibrant young sides on the continent in Atalanta. The job that he’s done there cannot be overstated as he successfully qualified for the Champion’s League in 2019, finishing in third place with the unfashionable club.
Gasperini has had a nomadic career. He’s had highs and lows, coaching the likes of Genoa, Inter Milan and Palermo. It’s at Atalanta though where he’s found his true home, playing a fast and relentless pressing style that opposition defences find incredibly difficult to cope with. Could they be dark horses in Europe this season?