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5 best football coaches of the 21st century – Who are they?

Football is always the King of sports, where honor a large number of teams and legends. Besides players, coaches also play an important role in a team. 

There are coaches that succeed in the club, and lots of coaches succeed in the national team. In this article, join us in the top 5 best football coaches of the 21st century to date.

Top 5 best football coaches in the 21st century

1. Vicente del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque
Vicente del Bosqu

In the years 2010-2013, a peak of football called “Tiqui-Taca” – a specialty of Spanish football has flourished. People often remember Pep Guardiola as the most successful Tiqui-Taca player with Barcelona without noticing that Vicente del Bosque also reached the top of the world with the Spanish national team thanks to the Tiqui-Taca.

Vicente del Bosque began his career with the Castilla club before coming to Real Madrid. From 1999 to 2003, Vicente del Bosque held the position of Real Madrid head coach. 

In four seasons, he has twice won La Liga with Real Madrid, and especially twice helped Real Madrid win the UEFA Champion League in the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 seasons. 

Vicente del Bosque took over the Spanish national team after the Spanish national team just won the 2208 Euro. This is the period when the Spanish players are maturing. Vicente del Bosque received a lot of pressure at the 2010 World Cup and overcame it all, and he led Spain to the World Cup victory. 

From 2010-2013, this is seen as the period when there was no rival of the Spanish national team and the Spanish clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid. Vicente del Bosque continued to lead the Spanish national team to defend the 2012 Euro championship successfully.

Vicente del Bosque won the prestigious World Cup championship with Euro and twice won the Champions League as well as two La Liga championships – the Spanish league. Vicente del Bosque deserves to be in the top 5 best football coaches 21st century to the present time.

2. Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiol

Speaking of Tiqui-Taca, we can not forget to mention Pep Guardiola. Coming from a Barcelona player, Pep Guardiola became the head coach of Barcelona after three Dutch coaches led the club. 

Here, Pep Guardiola has flourished Barcelona, ​​combining the philosophy of attacking Dutch football with Spanish technology to create Tiqui-Taca – the beautiful football pop. With Tiqui-Taca, Barcelona won La Liga from the 2008-2009 season to 2010-2011, winning the UEFA Champion League in 2009 and 2011.

Many people doubt Pep Guardiola, saying that he succeeded because the Barcelona team was too strong. Pep Guardiola proved his talent on arrival at Bayern Munich and Manchester City. 

Until now, Pep Guardiola continued to reap three more Bundes Liga titles and 2 Premier League titles, helping Manchester City to win the Premier League. Today, Pep Guardiola is still one of the most expensive coaches in football.

3. Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson

Of the previous generation of coaches, a monument of the 20th-century football village, Sir Alex Ferguson continued to lead Manchester United until 2013. 

Throughout his career, Sir Alex Ferguson has won the Premier League 13 times, including eight championships between 2000 and 2013. At that time, Manchester United was the most powerful force in English football. 

Not only won the championship eight times in 14 years, but Manchester United also made it to the Champions League final three times. In the 2008 season, Manchester United, under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, won the Champions League to become the team standing on the top of Europe.

Under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, many generations of talented players have appeared and become famous stars. We have to mention some names David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, and especially Cristiano Ronaldo. Most of Sir Alex Ferguson’s students respect and love him.

Since 2013, after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United has been in a slump. Over many coaches: David Moyes, Van Gaal, Ryan Giggs, Mourinho 92and now Solskjaer, Manchester United has yet to rediscover the glory of the past.

4. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Having just started his career as a coach since 2014, Zinedine Zidane has enrolled in the top 5 best football coaches of the 21st century to date.

Before starting his career as a coach, Zidane had an illustrious career with Real Madrid and the French national team. In the last years of his career, Zidane’s French national team suffered a crushing defeat against the Italian national team, and Zidane’s image was associated with the head-slapping Materazzi that year.

Zidane took over Real Madrid from the failed season of Rafel Benitez. The burden of Zidane is that he is a young and unprofitable coach while Real Madrid is an all-star team and has an ambitious leadership. 

Zidane has shown his ability by winning the Champions League in his first season in charge. He won the Champions League for the next two years, making Real Madrid the first team, and Zidane was the first coach to do so in the 21st century. 

That made Zidane be one of the coaches have the most sought in the football at present. Until now, Zidane is still very young, and his coaching career will probably continue to be even more successful in the future.

5. Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

When referring to the top 5 best football coaches in the 21st century, it is impossible not to mention a “special person” Jose Mourinho. 

In 2004, Jose Mourinho shocked the football village by leading Porto to the Champions League. Later, Mourinho arrived at Chelsea, becoming a rival to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho’s biggest success was when he led Inter Milan twice in Serie A and won Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. After that, Mourinho went to Real Madrid, becoming the rival of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona to create a memorable stage in the horse race and “super classic” matches. 

However, Mourinho’s achievement at Real Madrid is not too much, only once won La Liga. Back in the Premier League, Mourinho returned Chelsea to the Premier League championship title, but a disagreement with the player caused Mourinho to leave. 

Final words

Above are the top 5 best football coaches in the 21st century. Besides the names above, there are many other talented coaches such as Antonio Conte, Marcello Lippi, Mauricio Pochettino, Laurent Blanc, Arsene Wenger, etc. 

Hopefully, in the coming years, there will be more and more talented football trainers to make world football develop stronger and stronger!

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