The football coaches play a very important role in every match. They are the ones who lead the team to victory. Each match must use a different strategy, for each position, for each player. Soccer coaching is a difficult job, and to be able to lead the team to success, they must have a lot of love and dedication to the game. And do you know who is the greatest coach in football history? Let KUBET show you the top 6 most prominent football coaches – names are recorded in history with a brilliant time.
Top 6 best football coaches of all time with quite a few surprises
Accordingly, the legendary Manchester United coach and the most influential name for the Red Devils’ success over the past 2 decades, Sir Alex Ferguson, was unexpectedly ranked 2nd in the voting list.
Valeriy Lobanovskyi (January 6, 1939 – May 13, 2002)
- Full name: Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- The teams he coached: Dynamo Kyiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Kuwait, the Soviet national football team
He was named a ‘legend’ when turning Dynamo Kyiv team into the most successful team in Eastern Europe in history. Along with the Ukrainian capital football team, he won two C2 championships (1975, 1986) and many domestic titles in Ukraine. He is famous for the nickname ‘Snow-covered volcano’.
Lobanovskyi led the team to a total of eight Soviet Championship Cups, six national cups, two European Cups, and one European Super Cup in 1975.
Pep Guardiola (born January 18, 1971)
- Full name: Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola I Sala
- Nationality: Spanish
- The teams he coached: Barcelona B, Barcelona, Bayern München, Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola has flourished in Barcelona, combining the philosophy of attacking Dutch football with Spanish technology to create a Tiqui-taca – beautiful football. With Tiqui-taca, Barcelona won La Liga from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011 and won the 2009 and 2011 UEFA Champions League.
Pep Guardiola helped his team win the Premier League title/ Ph.toplist.vn
Upon arriving at Bayern Munich and Manchester City, Pep Guardiola went on to gain 3 more Bundes Liga titles and 2 Premier League titles. He also helped Manchester City to win the Premier League. Today, Pep Guardiola is still one of the most expensive coaches in football.
Johan Cruyff (born April 25, 1947, in Amsterdam – March 24, 2016, in Barcelona)
- Full name: Hendrik Johannes Cruijff
- Nationality: Dutch
- The teams he has coached: Ajax Amsterdam, F.C.Barcelona, Catalonia.
As a player, he won the Golden Ball Award three times (1971, 1973 and 1974). Cruijff is one of the most famous members of the football philosophy called “Total Football” created by Rinus Michels.
Johan Cruyff- the legend of the Netherlands/ Ph.fcbarcelona.com
When Johan coached Club Ajax Amsterdam, he helped the team win the Dutch Cup in 1986,1987, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (C2-1987) and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (C2-1988).
“St. Jonah” and the Barcelona team have won many championship cups and noble titles. Specifically: 4 consecutive years to win La Liga (Spain-1991, 1992, 1993, 1994), Copa del Rey Championship in 1990, European Super Cup Champion 1992, Infinity Won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (C2) in 1989 and the Champions League in 1992.
Arrigo Sacchi (born April 1, 1946 in Fusignano)
- Full name: Arrigo Sacchi
- Nationality: Italian
- The team he coached: Parma, A.C. Milan, Italy, Milan, Atlético de Madrid, Parma, Real Madrid (Football Director)
As the coach of the Italian national football team, he helped Italy reach the 1994 World Cup final.
His coaching career was most successful in Milan. His first trophy with the Milan club was the Scudetto in 1988, followed by the Italian Super Cup in 1989. The culmination was that he won two C1 Cups in 1989 and 1990, the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup Geography 1990 and 1991.
Individual titles of Arrigo Sacchi:
Seminatore d’Oro: 1988, 1989
Coach of the year – World Football Award: 1989
3rd in the list of ‘The best coach of all time’
6th in the list of ‘The best coach of all time’ by the World Football Magazine.
Sir Alex Ferguson (born December 31, 1941, in Govan, Glasgow)
- Full name: Sir Alexander Chapman ‘Alex’ Ferguson
- Nationality: Scotland
- The team he coached: East Stirlingshire, St. Mirren, Aberdeen, Scotland, Manchester United.
As a coach, Sir Alex Ferguson has a tremendous accomplishment with many awards and honours.
Along with the Manchester team, Sir Alex has won 13 Premier League titles, 2 victories in the Champions League and 2 runner-ups, 5 FA Cup championships, 4 English League cups, 1 cup Champion C2, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup top prize.
With the Aberdeen club, Sir Alex helped this team win 3 Scottish Premier Division championships, 1 Scottish Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1982-83 and 1 European Super Cup in 1983.
In addition, Sir Alex Ferguson also won a series of personal titles:
11 titles “The best coach of the English Premier League”.
LMA decade coach.
LMA coach of the year: 1998-99, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2012-13.
LMA Trainer Association Award.
27 titles of “The Premier League’s best coach of the month”‘
On June 12, 1999, Ferguson was awarded the title of “Knight” by the Queen of England for his contributions in football. Nicknamed ‘Hair Dryer’, he is regarded as one of the greatest football coaches in history.
Rinus Michels: (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005)
- Full name: Marinus ‘Rinus’ Jacobus Henricus Michels
- Nationality: Dutch
- The teams he coached: Ajax Amsterdam, F.C. Barcelona, Netherlands, Ajax Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Aztecs, FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen.
Rinus Michels – the greatest coach of Dutch/ Ph. soi keo nha cai
During his reign, Ajax Amsterdam won four national championships and three KNVB Cups. In 1971, he led Ajax Amsterdam to the Champions League for the first time in their history. At Ajax Amsterdam, he improved his play by using total football and using the offside trap.
Then he moved to FC Barcelona in late 1971 and led the team to the La Liga cup championship before returning to the Netherlands as a coach.
Together with Ajax Amsterdam, Rinus Michels has won 4 Dutch league titles, 3 Dutch national cups and 1 Champions League. Going to Barcelona, this great leader also brought the Catalan team to a La Liga championship and a King’s Cup.
In the Dutch national team, Rinus Michels also brought “Dutch tornado” to the EURO 1988 championship and finished second in the 1974 World Cup.
His other titles
Best Coach of the Century (1999)
Deprived of knights of KNVB (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond) in 2002
Lifetime Dedication Award (2002)
Best coach of the Netherlands for 50 years (2004)
With his successes and football philosophy, he is considered as “General’ by all. He once said: “Football is like a war. Anyone who behaves excessively is a failure.”
Based on the vote of football fans, France Football has announced the legendary names of world football history. These are the greatest and most talented coaches of all-time. We hope that this article is helpful to you.