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Top 10 Most Outstanding Coaches in The World and Their Achievements 2018

The World’s Top 10 Most Outstanding Coaches in 2018

In the art of war, every army has a warlord also known as a General. The success of the army in every war greatly depends on the strategies and tactical planning of these Generals. The same goes for football. Without the analytical strategies and tactics of the Coaches, the teams we revere and support wouldn’t have made their imprints in the sand of times.

These coaches have not only been the head man of their teams, but have also revolutionized the conceptual approach of football beyond the physical torque of war and show of strength, to a more intelligent, strategic and mentally creative approach to scoring goals and winning matches; making their teams, counties and supporters proud of their teams and the beautiful game of football.

FIFA Ranked: TOP 10 Best Coaches in the World and Their Achievements.

FIFA has unveiled the nominees for the best FIFA men’s coach in 2018. The original shortlist of the ten selected coaches which would later be split down to three was selected by a panel of FIFA legends.

Below are the world’s best coaches that have shown an outstanding performance in 2018, and their achievements.

10. Ernesto Valverde

Nationality: Spain
Team: Barcelona


Ernesto Valverde
Ernesto Valverde


Ernesto Valverde's coaching profile
Ernesto Valverde’s coaching profile

– Guided Barca to league and cup double.
– Lost just one game on way to La Liga triumph.
– His side scored remarkable 99 goals during league campaign.



Ernesto Valverde's achievement data
Ernesto Valverde’s achievement data


9. Gareth Southgate

Nationality: England
Team: English National Team


Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate


Gareth Southgate's coaching profile
Gareth Southgate’s coaching profile

– Guided England to Semifinals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990
– finished fourth at Russia 2018
– Joint best World Cup finish on foreign soil
– Guided England to global finals with an unbeaten record in qualifying



Gareth Southgate's achievement data
Gareth Southgate’s achievement data


8. Diego Someone

Nationality: Argentina
Team: Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone




Diego Simeone's Coaching profile
Diego Simeone’s Coaching profile

– Guided Atletico to the UEFA Europa League title
– Finished second in La Liga ahead of rivals Real Madrid
– Oversaw best defensive record in Spanish top flight (just 22 goals conceded)



Diego Simeone's achievement data
Diego Simeone’s achievement data


7. Robert Martinez

Nationality: Spain
Team: Belgium national team


Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez


Roberto Martinez's coaching profile
Roberto Martinez’s coaching profile

– Achieved Belgium’s best FIFA World Cup finish
– Win over England clinched bronze medal as tournament top scorers
– Won six of their seven games in Russia, all in 90 minutes



Roberto Martinez's achievements data
Roberto Martinez’s achievements data


6. Jurgen Klopp

Nationality: Germany
Team: Liverpool


Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp's coaching profile
Jurgen Klopp’s coaching profile

– Steered Liverpool to the UEFA Champions league final
– His side scored 18 goals in the knockout rounds on the way to runners-up
– Earned a top-four finish in England


Jurgen Klopp's achievements data
Jurgen Klopp’s achievements data


5. Pep Guardiola

Nationality: Spain
Team: Manchester City

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola


Pep Guardiola's coaching profile
Pep Guardiola’s coaching profile

– Won the English premier league with the most ever wins
– Saw city become the first English side ever to earn 100 points
– Finished 19 points clear of their nearest rivals


Pep Guardiola's achievements data
Pep Guardiola’s achievements data


4. Stanislav Cherchesov

Nationality: Russia
Team: Russia National Team


Stanslav Cherchesov
Stanislav Cherchesov


Stanslav Cheechesov's coaching profile
Stanslav Cheechesov’s coaching profile

– Oversaw Russia’s greatest ever FIFA World Cup campaign
– Masterminded historic win over Spain in the round of 16.
– Clinched huge 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the opening match.

The Finalists

The final three contenders for the Best FIFA men’s Coach finally revealed following voting split evenly between fans, journalist, national team coaches, and national team captains are:

The Final Top 3 in no particular order


Zlatan Dalic

Nationality: Croatia
Team: Croatian National Team


Zlatko Dalic
Zlatko Dalic


Zlatko Dalic's coaching profile
Zlatko Dalic’s coaching profile

– Took Croatia to their first FIFA World Cup final
– Led them to a historic match in Moscow after just nine months in the job.
– Were one of the only three teams to secure three group wins


Zlatko Dalic's achievements data
Zlatko Dalic’s achievements data



Didier Deschamps

Nationality: France
Team: France National Team


Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps



Didier Deschamp's coaching profile
Didier Deschamp’s coaching profile

– Won the FIFA World Cup
– Became only the third man to do as a player and coach
– Has taken charge of more games for France than anyone else.



Didier Deschamp's achievements data
Didier Deschamp’s achievements data


Zinedine Zidane

Nationality: France
Team: Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane



Zinadane Zidane's coaching profile
Zinedane Zidane’s coaching profile

– Clinched a third-straight UEFA Champions League title
– Became the first coach to win three in a row
– Left Real Madrid with a 70 percent win ratio


Zinadane Zidane's achievement data
Zinedane Zidane’s achievement data


One of these three finalists will be stepping up to receive the prestigious award and be crowned BEST IN THE WORLD FOR THE YEAR 2018 on the 24th of September 2018.

Irrespective of the outcome on this slated day, these ten nominees have indeed shown great value, results and a strong will to achieve, thus making them recognized as the bests in the world, and have earned their place in the wall of fame in football history.


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