Football coaches are considered essential in a club’s performance. They provide leadership, training, and motivation to the players. Clubs are always in search of the best coaches to boost their success. Here is a list the 10 most popular football coaches in the world.
05. Jose Mourinho
He currently manages Chelsea Football Club. This Portuguese manager is regarded as one of the best by players, commentators, and coaches. Mourinho is a former football player. He played professional football in his country’s Second Division. He coached Uniao de Leiria, Benfica, and Porto before moving to Chelsea. In 2004, Mourinho helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title. This was the first for the club in 50 years. Chelsea also won the League Cup in the same year.
Chelsea remained at the top of the Premier League table in 2005. In the 2006-2007 season, Mourinho helped Chelsea win the League Cup and FA Cup. He left in late 2007 and joined Internazionale the following year. He later moved to Real Madrid in 2010 and helped the club win the Copa del Rey and La Liga. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 and returned to Chelsea.
04. Laurent Blanc
He manages Paris Saint-Germain. Laurent Blanc also managed the French national team. This French manager has played for various clubs including Manchester United, Marseille, Barcelona, Montpellier, Internazionale, and Napoli. He was also part of the French team that played in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, which France won. Laurent Blanc is renowned for his leadership skills and this has earned him the name, Le Président.
03. Jürgen Klopp
This German manager currently coaches Borussia Dortmund. He helped the club win the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012. Klopp was named the German Football Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He played for Mainz between 1989 and 2001. Klopp started out as a striker but later became a defender. He was appointed as the club’s manager after he retired from professional football. He coached the team for 7 years and helped Mainz to make debut in the Bundesliga. Under his tenure, the club also qualified for the 2005-06 UEFA Cup. He resigned in 2008 and joined Borussia Dortmund.
02. Antonio Conte
He currently manages Juventus. Antonio Conte is a former football player. He started playing for U.S. Lecce team before it joined Serie A in 1985. He joined Juventus six years later and was named captain. Juventus reached the Champions League semifinals under his captaincy. He also played for the Italian national team in the 1994 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. Conte has coached Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta, and Siena before he joined Juventus as a manager in May 2011. He helped Juventus win Serie A in both the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons.
01. Arsène Wenger
He has managed Arsenal Football Club since 1996. Arsène Wenger is a former football player. He played at Mutzig, Mulhouse, ASPV Strasbourg, and RC Strasbourg. Wenger has also managed Nancy-Lorraine, AS Monaco, and Nagoya Grampus Eight before he joined Arsenal. He is known for looking for young talent and developing players instead of buying experienced ones. Wenger was the first Premier League manager to look for players outside England.