The 20 best coaches in world football

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola

A Spanish think-tank has published a list of the top 20 coaches in world football.

The Coach Reputation Ranking analysed “100 variables from 10 categories in coaching,” including experience, trophies won, win percentage, leadership qualities, and reputation.

It has also considered the “evaluations” of people well-placed in the industry, such as sports directors and journalists.

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola feature, but there are some surprises — including two coaches who have not won a single title.

Scroll on to see the top 20 managers in world football, ranked in ascending order.

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20. Jorge Sampaoli — Argentina

Age: 57.

Current team: Argentina.

Previous teams include: Universidad de Chile, Chile, and Sevilla.

Overall win percentage: 58.6%

Major titles won: Chilean Premier League (2) and Copa América.

19. Fernando Santos — Portugal

Age: 63.

Current team: Portugal.

Previous clubs include: FC Porto, Panathinaikos, and Benfica.

Overall win percentage: 50%.

Major titles won: Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup (2), Greek Football Cup, and the UEFA European Championship.

18. Didier Deschamps — France

Age: 49.

Current team: France.

Previous clubs include: AS Monaco, Juventus, and Marseille.

Overall win percentage: 53.9%.

Major titles won: Ligue 1.

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