Top five: Current European managers

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There are plenty of top European managers at present, with the likes of Jose Mourinho impressing at Real Madrid, whilst Jurgen Klopp continues to work wonders with Borussia Dortmund.

Here's a look at five of the best European managers in the modern day game.

5) Jurgen Klopp | Borussia Dortmund     

Klopp inherited an average Dortmund team who had just finished 13th in the Bundesliga the season before he took over, and brought immediate success.

Winning the DFB-Supercup, and guiding Dortmund to an improved 6th place in Bundesliga in his inaugural season.

After more seasons of improvement, Klopp inspired Die Borussen to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and this year they have progressed to the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Under Klopp, Dortmund have developed some huge talents into the first team such as Mario Gotze, who has been linked with move to many of Europe’s elite.

4) Vicente Del Bosque | Spain      

Known as the man who was able to make the Spanish national side the best in the world, Del Bosque has nurtured Spain’s talent and flair.

Successful too in his club career, he managed Real Madrid winning two UEFA Champions Leagues. With Del Bosque at the helm, Spain have won an unprecedented three consecutive major international tournaments, culminating in the 4-0 thrashing of Italy last summer.

3) Pep Guardiola | Bayern Munich    

An immortal Barcelona legend, Guardiola looks towards a new challenge next season with Bayern Munich after reportedly rejecting an approach from Chelsea.

He earned his status as a world class manager at Barcelona after guiding them to two UEFA Champions League titles in a stint which also included three back-to-back league titles and two FIFA World Club Cups.

It has been suggested by many that Guardiola has never built his own squad and he has merely inherited a team of superstars, but his success at Barcelona is undeniable.

2) Jose Mourinho | Real Madrid      

The self-prophesied 'Special One' has managed all around Europe in his illustrious career.

Having earned his reputation on the world stage with Porto for the first time, he moved to Chelsea where the British public fell in love with him. Since then he has managed both Inter Milan and presently Real Madrid.

He recently masterminded Madrid's 2-1 win at Old Trafford, and dropped a massive hint about his future by saying that the best team lost in his post-match interview.

1) Sir Alex Ferguson | Manchester United      

Sir Alex is surely one of the best, if not the best manager of all time. He has won 12 Old First Division or Barclays Premier League trophies, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions Leagues, and a World Club Championship.

As the Premier League’s longest serving manager, he has managed Manchester United for 26 years, and is now a Premier League legend.

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