Mourinho IN But Pep Guardiola OUT Of UEFA’s Top 10 Managers Ever
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has earned a spot in the prestigious shortlist after his successful stints at Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid.
The ‘Special One’ guided Porto to an unexpected Champions League triumph in 2004, before clinching three Premier League titles with Chelsea across two stints at the Stamford Bridge.
But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola did not make it to the list despite his incredible success at Nou Camp.
Current Manchester City manager Pep Gaurdiola had guided Barcelona to greater heights after taking charge at Nou Camp. He guided the La Liga giants to three La Liga titles and clinched the Champions League title twice during his reign at the Spanish club.
The Spanish manager then made a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munic, where he guided the German side to three consecutive league titles but failed to grab a Champions League trophy.
Despite achieving so much in his managerial career, Guardiola failed to earn a spot in UEFA’s list of the top 10 football managers in the history of football.
Mourinho alone joins the list which includes Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who had positioned the Red Devils right at the top of the European circuit after clinching 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his dream run at Old Trafford.
Rinus Michels- FIFA’s Coach of the Century, who is also known as the pioneer of Total Football for his successful spells at Ajax, Barcelona and the Netherlands during the 1970s feature in the list alongside Helenio Herrera, who was immensely successful with his ‘Door-Bolt’ (Catenaccio )tactical system at Inter Milan.
Johan Cruyff is also in the list for his remarkable spells at Ajax, Barcelona and the Catalonia national football team along with Brian Clough, who single-handedly scripted a fairy-tale story guiding Nottingham Forest to consecutive European Cup triumphs in 1979 and 1980.
Vicente del Bosque also made it to the list illustrious list for his successful spells with Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He guided Spain to World Cup triumph in 2010 and defended the European Championships title in 2012.
Others in the list are Bayern Munich legend Udo Lattek, Valeri Lobanovskiy and AC Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi.