A manager is one of, if not, the most important person in football and that is because managers are pivotal to the victory of a team. Managing a football team requires a wide array of talents and a deep knowledge of the football game. Aside from being tactically shrewd, managers also need to work with each player to understand what their motivations are before taking out their disciplinary skills. Managers’ instructions should be carried out effectively, while also keeping tabs on the psychological and physical health of all players in the team. Making a super-sub during a game is one of the special traits of special and intelligent managers and their ability to make tactical changes when the game isn’t going their way.
Managers not only need to monitor their players but also has to keep tabs on the moves and team news of their opponents as well. And along the way, they need to earn the respect of the players with their impressive tactics and leadership skills. It takes a lot to be a leader and we will be taking of tour of the five best active managers across Europe.
Carlo Ancelotti became the only active manager to win the UEFA Champions League three time when he led Real Madrid to become European Champions in 2014, but that was quickly broken by Zinedine Zidane in 2018. While managing AC Milan, Ancelotti won the European tournament twice in 2003 and 2007. His managerial career was backed by becoming league champions in Italy, England, France and Germany, which he won with Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich respectively. During his time with Chelsea, he was able to lead the team to the domestic league and cup triumphs, and with FA’s BTTS tips here, the club fans were able to win as their favourite team claim victories.
In Madrid, he helped them win the Copa del Rey, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup and with Milan, he won everything a club could win for the team.
He currently manages English club Everton and his presence in the team has shown significantly. His managerial style relies on adaptability and versatility; he plays in formations that suit the style of his players so you will see him changing formations now and then. He is one of the most decorated football managers of all time.
Antonio Conte is a former Italian football midfielder who played most of his playing career with Juventus. He became one of the most influential and decorated players in the history of the club after helping them win one Champions League, five Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and four Super coppa Italiana. But he was not only a great football player but also an outstanding manager.
Started his managerial career with Arezzo, before going to Bari to win the Serie B championship. In 2011/12, he helped Juventus secure the Serie A title without losing a single game. He managed the Bianconeris for three seasons for which he won Serie A in each season and two Super coppa Italiana titles before leaving to manage Italy national team for Euro 2016 campaign. In 2016, he moved to England to manage Chelsea in 2016 which he won the Premier League in his first campaign with the team, with a then-record of 30 league victories. Managing Inter Milan, Conte was able to beat the dominance of Juventus, with Ronaldo, to win the Serie A title in his second season with the club.
With his attacking style, Antonio Conte walking on his path of becoming one of the greatest managers of all time.
German coach Jurgen Klopp began his managerial career with Mainz 05 and helps them secure promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club’s history. He transformed Borussia Dortmund into an elite team in the Bundesliga helping them win two consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, and one DFB-Pokal and two DFL-Supercup. During his reign, he turned Dortmund into a dominant force in Europe. He led them to a 28-match undefeated streak in 2012, while also reaching the Champions League final in 2013.
At Liverpool, he spent four years at Anfield before he could finally lift silverware. He led them to the 2018 Champions League final but failed to over Real Madrid in Kyiv, Ukraine. Klopp finally won the first Champions League title in his managerial career in 2019 after defeating Tottenham Hotspur. He then ended Liverpool’s 30-year wait for Premier League triumph, as they became Champions of England for the 2019/20 campaign.