Soccer

Ranking Soccer’s Top Managers In The World

Darren - August 7, 2019
Soccer

Ranking Soccer’s Top Managers In The World

Darren - August 7, 2019

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports.

2. Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is beloved by football hipsters around the world. Few managers are able to transform a club to their own image like the charismatic German. Famed for his ‘gegenpressing style,’ Klopp’s tactics have evolved and matured during his time with Liverpool, helping them to the Champion’s League in 2018/19.

Klopp made his name in Germany with Mainz, bringing them up to the Bundesliga and keeping them there against the odds. But it was with Borussia Dortmund where he truly stood out, winning two Bundesligas despite Bayern Munich’s massive financial advantage and taking them to the Champion’s League final. He’s a brilliant man-manager and one of the most likeable people in football.

Mandatory Credit: Jim O’Connor, USA TODAY Sports.

1. Pep Guardiola

What else can you say about Pep Guardiola? The Manchester City man transforms his teams into forces of nature. He’s achieved ludicrous success with Barcelona and Bayern Munich before arriving in the UK. As well as winning countless trophies, he’s achieved the most consecutive wins in La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League.

His philosophy revolves around the Tika-Taka system, a style of play that basically involves dominating ball possession with fast exchanges between players. When it works – which it tends to more than not – it is football at its purest. Despite his success – including 2 Premier Leagues, 3 Bundesligas, 3 La Ligas, and 2 Champion’s Leagues, he never stops pushing his players.

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