The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have released a list of the ten greatest managers to ever compete in the European game.
The list contains the names of coaches, past and present, who led their sides to magnificent runs of lifting trophy after trophy – but one name left off has raised some eyebrows.
Current Manchester United manager – formerly of Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid – Jose Mourinho, made the list, unlike his archival Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola misses out despite leading a Barcelona team generally considered one of the greatest sides of all time to 14 trophies in four years, a record unmatched by any Barcelona manager.
Other names on the includes Sir Alex Ferguson, Johann Cruyff and Ariggo Sacchi. Full list below…click on each name to read their UEFA.com profile.
- Brian Clough: football’s ultimate iconoclast
- Johann Cruyff: the man who reinvented Barcelona
- Vicente del Bosque: Madrid and Spain’s soft power
- Sir Alex Ferguson: United’s master tactician
- Helenio Herrera: the king of catenaccio
- Udo Lattek: Bayern’s 1970s kingpin
- Valeri Lobanovskiy: the soccer scientist
- Rinus Michels: the architecht of ‘total football’
- José Mourinho: the ‘Special One’
- Arrigo Sacchi: master of the Italian renaissance