The Greatest Football Coaches of All Time

We often show a high respect for our mentor who teach and lead us to become better at our fields. In soccer, there are also a number of excellent managers with outstanding performance and they have received lots of successes than others. Are you curious? Want to review their moments on the football field, please see at Now let’s find out who are the best football Coaches in the history of this exciting sport!

Matt Busby

Sir Alexander Matthew Busby, was a former Scottish footballer and manager of Manchester United from 1945 to 1969. He was the first football coach of an English club to win the European Cup in history. Thus, he was known as one of the best managers of all time. 

Before becoming a football coach, he had played for Liverpool and Manchester City. However, the Second World War interrupted his playing career and he became an assistant coach a long time ago. He then built Busby Babes team and won 13 trophies during 25 years playing with the club. And in February 1945, Busby officially took over the reins at the famous Manchester United club. He helped the team to obtain a wide range of prestige championships and be highly recognized in all over the world. 

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano “Max” Allegri is an Italian football coach and former football player who recently managed Juventus. When being a soccer player, Allegri played as a midfielder in various Italian clubs. In 2003, he started his managerial career with a variety of small Italian sides. In 2014, he joined Juventus and won 4 consecutive domestic trophies from 2015 to 2018, making him the only manager to obtain this feat in top 5 European leagues. 

Massimiliano “Max” Allegri is an Italian football coach and former football player who recently managed Juventus/ Ph:

Allegri is noted for his tactical intelligence. First, he used 3-5-2 formation of Conte’s trademark, then changed into a 4-man back-line, which you can see clearly in the UEFA Champions League. With the management of Allegri, Juventus was less intense and aggressive in pressing off the ball and became focused and patient with gaining territorial advantage and keeping possession. Thus, they could save energy and tactics. 

Pirlo had complimented Allegri that he had brought a sense of calm to Juventus and supported the players with a sense of confidence. 

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Norbert Klopp is a German football manager and former player. When being a footballer, Klopp played for amateur teams like FC Pforzheim, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt and Viktoria Sindlingen. Only after playing for the Mainz club in 1990 had he become a professional soccer player. He played as a striker, defense and midfield and also gained a lot of trophies for his team.

In terms of his coaching career, Klopp first trained the professional team named FSV Mainz 05 in 2001. Seven years later, he coached Borussia Dortmund and in 2015, he led Liverpool. 

Klopp can analyze game scenes very well. He can use virtual markings effectively to show tactical mistakes in the set-up. Thus, he was awarded the German TV Prize for the entertaining, professional football explanation in the category of “Best Sports Broadcast” in 2006. 

Jurgen Norbert Klopp is a German football manager and former player/ Ph:

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Charles Ernest Wenger is a French football coach and former football player. He managed Arsenal 22 years, from 1996 to 2018. It was his most successful time in coaching a team. His contribution to the club can be listed through changes to players’ training, scouting and diet regimens. 

Arsene’s father was a manager of a local village team and he introduced soccer to Arsene when he was small. Then, Arsene played in various amateur clubs during his teenage years. In 1981, he achieved a manger’s diploma. His success as a manager began when he lead Monaco in 1987. He guided the team to several victories in the Coupe de France. After that, he managed Nagoya Grampus Eight and won the Japanese Super Cup and the Emperor’s Cup in Japan. In 1996, Arsene coached Arsenal and helped the team obtain a number of trophies like the FA Cup double and Premier League. 

Arsene has a nickname called “Le Professeur”. It represents his studious demeanour of soccer. His approach to this game describes his attacking mentality while considering it an entertaining on the pitch. 

Arsene Wenger’s contribution to the club can be listed through changes to players’ training, scouting and diet regimens/ Ph:

Pep Guardiola

Josep “Pep” Guardiola Sala is a Spanish football coach and former professional player who is now managing Premier League Club Manchester City. He is known as one of the best managers in history. 

When being a football player, Guardiola played as a defensive midfielder. He spent most of his playing career in Barcelona team and became the captain of it in 1997 till his departure in 2001. After that, he played for Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli and Dorados de Sinaloa. 

When retiring, he briefly coached Barcelona B where he won the Tercera Division title. He also led the team to the treble of UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga. At this time, he was the youngest coach to win those European competitions. In 2011, Guardiola was highest the honour as the Catalan Parliament’s Gold Medal and the FIFA World Coach of the Year. One year later, he left the club and joined Bayern Munich in 2013. Here, he won the Bundesliga and 2 domestic doubles at every season he joined. 

In 2016, Guardiola moved to coach Manchester City. He led the team to a Premier League title and broke so many domestic records in his second campaign. Manchester City then became the first team to achieve 100 league points and Guardiola also became the first coach to win the domestic treble in the English men’s football at that time.

In brief, the aforementioned football coaches are among the greatest ones of all time. They are the key men to plan for their teams to defeat opponents. After reading about their coach’s history, let us know your nomination for the best one in the comments below.