Ten Most Successful Football Manager In The History (UPDATED)Posted By: Bill Russell | August 15, 2017
A Manager is the most important person in football, because he is the key man to plan each and every thing not just for his own team, but he has to monitor the other moves made by the opponents as well. The manager has to find out ego of the players and must introduce psychological effects in the match this is well explained when Louis Van Gall substituted Tim Krul for just penalties during the quarter final match between Holland and Costa Rica. Let’s see the list of most Successful Football Manager in the football history.
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Successful Football Manager In The History
Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)
Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest manager of all time. He is the only man who won almost all the football titles and his winning streak still continues. He is the man who succeeded to surpass the Great Busby. Before joining Manchester United, he led the Aberdeen to win three league titles and he made history by leading his team to success in Europe. He won a Cup Winners Cup, 2 European leagues, 3 League Cups, 5 FA Cups, 8 charity cups and 10 Premier leagues. He is the only English manager to have 8 times English Manager of the year with his name and he was also declared 4 times as the manager of the year.
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Rinus Michels (NED)
Rinus was a man with master plans in his mind and luckily he had players like Johan Cruyff who had the ability to prove his plan as the best plan in the ground. He is one of the managers who have won the European Cup. Rinus also won a Spanish league, a Dutch Cup, a Spanish Cup and 4 Dutch leagues. He was the manager of runners-up Dutch team in 1974. In his honor and greatness, FIFA declared Rinus as the Manager of the Century.
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Ernst Happel (AUS)
He was famous at both international and club level. The achievements which led him as the best manager of all time were that he won titles with 4 different countries. He won a Dutch Cup, a Dutch championship, a Belgian cup, a German cup, 2 German championships, 2 Austrian championships and 3 Belgian championships. In addition to this Feyenoord won European cup in his time and after 13 years Hamburg the unfamiliar team of that time won the European Cup.
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Bob Paisley (ENG)
After Shankly, the founder of Liverpool, Bob took the Liverpool and become Victorian of all time and is known as the best manager of all time with Liverpool’s winning streaks and his era was regarded as the most trophy-laden era. He was the 1st manager to win three European Cups which was his best. In just 9 years he won 19 cups, which include 3 league cups, five charity shields and 6 league titles and 3 great European titles. He also holds the record of 6 times Successful Football Manager of the year in just 9 years.
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Vittorio Pozzo (ITA)
Vittorio Pozzo was an Italian and Italy was known as the unbeaten team of that time when he was a Successful Football Manager. That is why he is considered as the best manager of all time. He produced a star striker Giuseppe Meazza and they both won two successive World Cups in 134 and 1938. He also won international cups which include Central European Cup and Olympic gold medal in 1936.
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Jock Stein (SCO)
Jock was known as the historian in football. He led the Lisbon lions, an unknown club, to a historic victory against the world’s best Inter Milan in 1967. He is known as the best Scottish Successful Football Manager and was a part of the four best managers of all time which includes Jock, Busby, Shankly, and Ferguson. Jock was famous because, during his time, Celtic won ten league titles from which 9 of them were known as winning streak because they were successive victories. In addition to this he also gathered 8 Scottish Cups and 6 Scottish leagues.
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Helenio Herrera (ARG)
Helenio is the Successful Football Manager of his time. He joined the most famous clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Inter Milan. He was the first person who introduced psychological skills in football that all the players must ensure victory in their mind. Helenio won 16 major trophies with different clubs and his best time was with Inter Milan where he won 2 European cups and 3 league titles. While in addition to this, he won two league titles with both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. With Barcelona, he holds the record to win 2 UEFA cups and Spanish cup.
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Arsene Wenger (FRA)
Wenger was the man who turned the arsenal from a boring team to a champion team and today’s best ever team who has the ability to compete with any great side. He is regarded as the best manager of all time because during the season 2003/04 the arsenal was unbeaten. Arsene produced best ever players such as Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. He was awarded as the world’s manager of the year 1998. He won so many battles which include a French cup, a Japanese title, two French leagues, 3 premier leagues, 4 charity shields and 4 FA cups.
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Brian Clough (ENG)
Brain is the Successful Football Manager England ever had in the battle of football and is included in the list of top ten managers of all time because he took a simple provincial team and won the divisional title which shows excellence. Later on, he joined the Nottingham Forest. Brain proved himself as the best manager by winning European cup in 1979. He won 4 league cups, 2 division titles, charity shield. Before 1979 Nottingham was infamous in European Cup and the suddenly in the presence of the great man Brian, they won the European cup.
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Sir Matt Busby (SCO)
Busby was one of the Successful Football Manager of all time. A great manager is the person who builds a great team and Busby has the honor to have built three great teams of his time. In 1945, he joined Manchester United as the great team who won FA cup and the league title as well as become the first team to have four runners-up titles in the league. He produced some of the greatest players of all time such as Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards. With Charlton ten years later, he built another team who won 1968 European cup. In addition to European Cup Busby won 5 charity shields, 5 league titles and 2 FA cups as well.
So these were the top 10 most Successful Football Managers of all time. What do you think of our list? Do you agree? Tell us in the comments down below.