22 World Best Football Coaches of All Time – World Best Football Managers of All Time

22 World Best Football Coaches of All Time – World Best Football Managers of All Time

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and a lot of names have a remarkable history in the game. In most cases when it comes to success of any football club, you most point at the coach or manager despite the role the clubs plays in funding and that of the individual players. Here we want to pinpoint the World Best Football Coaches of All Time, in the other words, you can call them the World Best Football Managers of All Time, we all mean the same.

These coaches/managers have all made remarkable difference in various players’ careers and all the clubs they have managed. And the only real way to rank the World Best Football Coaches of All Time is, How many trophies did he put in the cabinet?

So here are the 22 World Best Football Coaches of All Time or 22 World Most Successful Football Coaches of All Time, ranked by number of serious trophies won. And by serious trophies, I mean league titles, domestic cups or continental cups that take an entire season to win, or international tournaments. Others like “supercups”  or “Community shield” are not considered, though they are included to allow the Likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Arsène Wenger to appear in the list.

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Three men very much worth a mention, but not included in this list because they were collecting medals in an era that’s impossible to compare with modern football, are Bill Struth, who won 30 trophies with Rangers in the 1920s; Willie Maley, who won 30 trophies with Celtic in the late-19th and early-20th century; and George Ramsey, who won 12 trophies with Aston Villa in the late-19th century.

22 World Best Football Coaches of All Time – 22 World Best Football Managers of All Time

1. Sir Alex Ferguson

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Aberdeen

  • Scottish Premier Division: 1980, 1984, 1985 (3)
  • Scottish Cup: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 (4)
  • Scottish League Cup: 1986
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1983

Manchester United

  • Premier League: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 (13)
  • FA Cup: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004 (5)
  • Football League Cup: 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010 (4)
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1991
  • UEFA Champions League: 1999, 2008 (2)
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
    TOTAL: 35

2. Jock Stein | World Best Football Coaches of All Time

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Celtic

  • Scottish First Division: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977 (10)
  • Scottish Cup: 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977 (8)
  • Scottish League Cup: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975 (6)
  • European Cup: 1967
    TOTAL: 25

3. Valeriy Lobanovskyi

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Dynamo Kyiv

  • Soviet Top League: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990 (8)
  • Ukrainian Premier League: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 (5)
  • Soviet Cup: 1974, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990 (6)
  • Ukrainian Cup: 1998, 1999, 2000 (3)
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1975, 1986 (2)
    TOTAL: 24

4. Mircea Lucescu

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Dinamo Bucure?ti

  • Liga I: 1990
  • Cupa României: 1986, 1990 (2)

Rapid Bucure?ti

  • Liga I: 1999
  • Cupa României: 1998

Galatasaray

  • Süper Lig: 2002

Be?ikta?

  • Süper Lig: 2003

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Ukrainian Premier League: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (8)
  • Ukrainian Cup: 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 (5)
  • UEFA Cup: 2009
    TOTAL: 21

5. Walter Smith | World Best Football Coaches of All Time

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Rangers

  • Scottish Premier League: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2011 (10)
  • Scottish Cup: 1992, 1993, 1996, 2008, 2009 (5)
  • Scottish League Cup: 1993, 1994, 1997, 2008, 2010, 2011 (6)
    TOTAL: 21

6. Giovanni Trapattoni

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Juventus

  • Serie A: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986 (6)
  • Coppa Italia: 1979, 1983 (2)
  • European Cup: 1985
  • UEFA Cup: 1977, 1993 (2)
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1984

Internazionale

  • Serie A: 1989
  • UEFA Cup: 1991

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 1997
  • DFB Pokal: 1998

Benfica

  • Primeira Liga: 2005
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Austrian Bundesliga: 2007
    TOTAL: 18

7. Jose Mourinho

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

FC Porto

  • Primeira Liga: 2003, 2004 (2)
  • Taça de Portugal: 2003
  • UEFA Cup: 2003
  • UEFA Champions League: 2004

Chelsea

  • Premier League: 2005, 2006 (2)
  • FA Cup 2007
  • Football League Cup: 2005, 2007, 2015 (3)

Internazionale

  • Serie A: 2009, 2010 (2)
  • Coppa Italia: 2010
  • UEFA Champions League: 2010

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2012
  • Copa del Rey: 2011
    TOTAL: 17

8. Ottmar Hitzfeld

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

FC Aarau

  • Swiss Cup: 1985

Grasshopper

  • Swiss Super League: 1990, 1991 (2)
  • Swiss Cup: 1989, 1990 (2)

Borussia Dortmund

  • Bundesliga: 1995, 1996 (2)
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 (5)
  • DFB Pokal: 2000, 2003, 2008 (3)
  • UEF Champions League 2001
    TOTAL: 17

9. Udo Lattek | World Best Football Coaches of All Time

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1986, 1987 (6)
  • DFB Pokal: 1971, 1984, 1986 (3)
  • European Cup: 1974

Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • Bundesliga: 1967, 1977 (2)
  • UEFA Cup: 1979

Barcelona

  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1982
  • Copa de la Liga: 1983
    TOTAL: 15

10. Miguel Muñoz

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972 (9)
  • Copa del Rey: 1962, 1970, 1974 (3)
  • European Cup: 1960, 1966 (2)
    TOTAL: 14

11. Ernst Happel

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

ADO Den Haag

  • KNVB Cup: 1968

Feyenoord

  • Eredivisie: 1971
  • European Cup: 1970

Club Brugge

  • Pro League: 1976, 1977, 1978 (3)
  • Belgian Cup: 1977

Standard Liege

  • Belgian Cup: 1981

Hamburger SV

  • Bundesliga: 1982, 1983 (2)
  • DFB Pokal: 1987
  • European Cup: 1983

FC Swarovski Tirol

  • Austrian Bundesliga: 1989, 1990 (2)
  • Austrian Cup: 1989
    TOTAL: 14

12. Bob Paisley

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Liverpool

  • Football League First Division: 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983 (6)
  • League Cup: 1981, 1982, 1983 (3)
  • UEFA Cup: 1976
  • European Cup: 1977, 1978, 1981 (3)
    TOTAL: 13

13. Marcelo Lippi

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Juventus

  • Serie A: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003 (5)
  • Coppa Italia: 1995
  • UEFA Champions League: 1996

Italy

  • World Cup: 2006

Guangzhou Evergrande

  • Chinese Super League: 2012, 2013, 2014 (3)
  • Chinese FA Cup: 2012
  • AFC Champions League: 2013
    TOTAL: 13

14. Tomislav Ivic

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Hadjuk Split

  • Yugoslav First League: 1974, 1975, 1979 (3)
  • Yugoslav Cup: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976 (4)

Ajax Amsterdam

  • Eredivisie: 1977

Anderlecht

  • Belgian Pro League: 1981

Panathinaikos

  • Alpha Ethniki (Greek league): 1986

FC Porto

  • Portuguese Primeira Liga: 1988
  • Taça de Portugal: 1988

Atletico Madrid

  • Copa del Rey: 1991
  • TOTAL: 13

15. Rinus Michels

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Ajax Amsterdam

  • Eredivisie: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 (4)
  • KNVB Cup: 1967, 1970, 1971 (3)
  • European Cup: 1971

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 1974
  • Copa del Rey: 1978

FC Köln

  • DFB Pokal: 1983

Netherlands

  • European Championship: 1988
    TOTAL: 12

16. Helenio Herrera

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Atletico Madrid

  • La Liga: 1950, 1951 (2)

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 1959, 1960 (2)
  • Copa del Rey: 1959, 1981 (2)

Internazionale

  • Serie A: 1963, 1965, 1966 (3)
  • European Cup: 1964, 1965 (2)

Roma

  • Coppa Italia: 1969
    TOTAL: 12

17. Louis van Gaal

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Ajax Amsterdam

  • Eredivisie: 1994, 1995, 1996 (3)
  • KNVB Cup: 1993
  • Champions League: 1995
  • UEFA Cup: 1992

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 1998, 1999 (2)
  • Copa del Rey: 1998

AZ

  • Eredivisie: 2009

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2010
  • DFB Pokal: 2010
    TOTAL: 12

18. Guus Hiddink

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

PSV Eindhoven

  • Eredivisie: 1987, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2005, 2006 (6)
  • KNVB Cup: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2005 (4)
  • European Cup: 1988

Chelsea

  • FA Cup: 2009
    TOTAL: 12

19. Albert Batteux

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Stade de Raim

  • Ligue 1: 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962 (5)
  • Coupe de France: 1958

Saint-Étienne

  • Ligue 1: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 (4)
  • Coupe de France: 1968, 1970 (2)
    TOTAL: 12

20. Pep Guardiola

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2009, 2010, 2011 (3)
  • Copa del Rey: 2009, 2012 (2)
  • UEFA Champions League: 2009, 2011 (2)
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011 (2)

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2014
  • DFB Pokal: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2013
    TOTAL: 12

21. Carlo Ancelotti

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

Milan

  • Champions League: 2003, 2007 (2)
  • Coppa Italia: 2003
  • Supercoppa Italiana:2004.
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2007
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2007

Chelsea

  • Premier League: 2009-10.
  • FA Cup: 2009-10.
  • FA Community Shield: 2009

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2013

Real Madrid

  • Champions League: 2014
  • Copa Del Rey: 2013-14
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014

Bayern Munich

  • German Super Cup: 2016

22. Arsène Wenger | World Best Football Coaches of All Time

World Best Football Coaches of All Time

AS Monaco FC

  • Ligue 1: 1987–88
  • Coupe de France: 1990–91

Nagoya Grampus

  • Emperor’s Cup: 1995
  • J-League Super Cup: 1996

Arsenal FC

  • FA Premier League (3): 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
  • FA Cup (6): 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014-15
  • FA Community Shield (5): 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015

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