Many other managers could be included in this list, but here are my top 10 managers of all time.

10. Ottmar Hitzfeld

One of the best managers Germany has ever produced; he guided Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to Champions League glory as well as 21 other honours.

9. Arsene Wenger 

Although Arsenal haven't won a trophy in eight years, he did lead the Gunners to becoming the first team in England to be invincible over a complete season, which may never be matched again.

8. Jock Stein

The popular Celtic figure won nine successive titles in the SPL as well as Celtic's first European title in 1967. He famously died of a heart attack after managing Scotland to a 1-1 draw with Wales which meant they achieved a play-off place for the 1986 World Cup.

7. Ernst Happel

Happel enjoyed great success as a manager, winning the league title in four different countries and won the European Cup at Feynoord and Hamburger SV.

6. Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal was very successful at Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and finally Bayern Munich, winning the league at all of them and various other European crowns.

5. Rinus Michels

The man responsible for 'Total Football' won five titles across Spain and Holland as well as the European Cup. He also implemented his style on the international stage winning Euro '88 with Holland.

4. Jose Mourinho

What more can be said about 'The Special One'? He is the first manager to win the league in four different countries. He has also won the European Cup with two different clubs.

3. Brian Clough

Regarded as the best manager England never had, he took Second Division Derby County to winning the league title. He repeated this almost impossible task at Nottingham Forest as well as winning the European Cup twice.

2. Bob Paisley

In nine years he won 19 trophies including six league titles, which built the foundations of Liverpool Football Club.

1. Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex won 49 trophies as a manager making him the most successful British manager of all time and is debatably the best club manager of all time.

Other notable mentions: Josep Guardiola, Sir Matt Busby, Giovanni Trapattoni, Fabio Capello, Jupp Heynckes, Vicente Del Bosque, Bill Shankly, Marcello Lippi, Helenio Herrera.

 

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