This list might be bias (after all I am a Liverpool Supporter) but after carefully studying stats and what they have achieved I came up with my top 10 list of football managers. Yes, L.F.C. is blessed to have the best manager in the world, FACT. The list only includes managers who are serving in this capacity at this time it does not include former managers because we would know who would be No 1 :-)
1) Rafa Benitez :
Rafa is the best manager in the world in my opinion for a number of FACTS.
Pro: Well collected, never loses focus of the game, brilliant scholar of the game. Won the UEFA cup with Valencia, Champions League with Liverpool, won La Liga with Valencia, set to win the Premiership with Liverpool while working on very tight budgets.
Con: Communication in English has got him in trouble a few times. Never cheers.
2) José Mourinho :
Pro: Won the Champions League with Porto, Championships with Chelsea, Porto & Inter.
Con: Big mouth and likes to play ‘ugly’ football.
3) Guus Hiddink
Pro: Great International success on the national levels with Russia, South Korea, Australia & The Netherlands. He also won trophies with PSV, Chelsea & Real Madrid (no Champions League however). Credit for reviving Chelsea in the 2008/09 season.
Con: Failure to control his players, does not look too disciplined. Likes to move around a lot.
4) Marcello Lippi :
Pro: He won the 2006 World Cup and the 1996 Champions League (finishing runner up 3 times).
Con: His experience is limited to Italian teams.
5) Fabio Capello :
Pro: Ability to bring David Beckham down to Earth (twice). Won La Liga with Real Madrid and the Italian Scudetto (Serie A Championship) with Juventus, Roma & AC Milan.
Con: England has not exactly created fireworks ever since he joined. Jumped ship from Juve when they got penalised for the match fixing scandal. England is his first experience at the National level.
6) Giovanni Trapattoni :
Pro: Great International successes with Juventus, Bayern Munich, Inter, Benfica & Salzburg.
Con: Currently manager of Eire and running at a 40% win percentage.
7) Alex Ferguson :
Pro: Has won a few trophies with Manure.
Con: He has a short fuse, likes to throw shoes at players. Many Manure superstars left after fighting with Fergie. Too obsessed with Liverpool. Approaching retirement soon and does not seem to be building a succession. It took him 5 years to bring the first trophy to Old Toilet. No experience managing teams outside the British isles.
8) Carlo Ancelotti :
Pro: Great record with A.C. Milan and did have some success with Roma and an Intertoto cup with Juventus. Appointed manager at Chelsea for the 2009/10 season.
Con: His experience is however currently limited to Italian clubs.
9) Arsène Wenger :
Pro: Won the Premiership 3 times with Arsenal and the French League 1 with Monaco. Can produce some sexy football.
Con: Too much focus on young players, can not win the Champions League.
10) Harry Redknapp:
Pro: Harry is the best English Manager, also known as Harry Houdini he managed to help Portsmouth escape relegation and win the F.A. cup the year after. Won Intertoto cup with West Ham and also brought Spurs back to life after they were flirting with potential relagation.
Con: No international experience, has not won any major trophies.
Others: If Luis Scolari was not such a flop at Chelsea than he will probably be in the top 10.