Klopp, Guardiola, Tuchel: Who is the best football manager in world?

Pep Guardiola

Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.

That’s according to journalists around the world who voted for him to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

While Messi can lay claim to being the best player in the world, who is the best manager in the world?

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It feels as though football is full of extremely talented coaches and tacticians at the moment.

From the experienced and wily Carlo Ancotelli to the young and transformative Julian Nagelsmann. Mangers come in all shapes and sizes with the same goal – to make their side as successful as possible.

And ahead of the new year, FourFourTwo have decided to rank the top 50 managers of 2021.

To do so, they’ve taken a number of things into consideration. Not just their ability but also their resources.

So, without further ado, check out the 50 best managers of 2021:

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50. Xavi

49. Djamel Belmadi

48. Sean Dyche

47. Rafa Benitez

46. Marcelino

45. Roberto De Zerbi

44. Bruno Lage

43. Patrick Vieira

42. Ivan Juric

41. Giovanni van Bronckhorst

40. Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank

39. Steve Clarke

38. Urs Fischer

37. Christophe Galtier

36. Luciano Spalletti

35. Tite

34. Marcelo Gallardo

33. Christian Streich

32. Graham Potter

31. Massimiliano Allegri

30. Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta

29. Maurizio Sarri

28. Zinedine Zidane

27. Simone Inzaghi

26. Didier Deschamps

25. Luis Enrique

24. Brendan Rodgers

23. Carlo Ancelotti

22. Stefano Pioli

21. Lionel Scaloni

20. Julen Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui

19. Ralf Rangnick

18. Marcelo Bielsa

17. Steven Gerrard

16. David Moyes

15. Marco Rose

14. Gian Piero Gasperini

13. Unai Emery

12. Erik ten Hag

11. Kasper Hjulmand

10. Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

9. Gareth Southgate

8. Julian Nagelsmann

7. Diego Simeone

6. Roberto Mancini

5. Hans-Dieter Flick

4. Antonio Conte

3. Jurgen Klopp

2. Thomas Tuchel

1. Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

So, Guardiola is the best manager in the world.

Okay, he may have failed to win the Champions League once again with Manchester City but he did get them one step closer – to the final where they lost to Chelsea.

But he led City to another league title with ease and they’re currently the best side in Europe.

The man who masterminded victory in that Champions League final comes in second. Tuchel worked wonders to turn a fairly underwhelming Chelsea side into European champions.

Another Premier League manager makes up the podium in Klopp. The German coach suffered one of the most difficult years of his career but still managed to guide Liverpool to a third-place finish in the Premier League. This season, his side look back to their very best.

Jurgen Klopp

And another Premier League gaffer is fourth in Conte. He led Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season and is now already making progress in the early days of his Spurs reign.

Flick makes up the top five after a dominant spell at Bayern Munich resulted in him joining the German national side.

Euro 2020 winner, Mancini, is next while Simeone is very much deserving his 7th place after Atletico Madrid won La Liga.

Thirty-three-year-old, Nagelsmann, is in 8th having taken over from Flick at Bayern Munich. He’s likely to feature high in this list for many, many years to come.

England may not have bought football home but Gareth Southgate earned more plaudits leading the Three Lions to the final of Euro 2020.

Completing the top 10 is PSG boss, Pochettino. He will be looking to end the French side’s Champions League curse – although he may be managing a different club by this time next year…

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