FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2015
Presenting FFT's list of the best gaffers on the planet...
Welcome to FourFourTwo's inaugural 50 Best Managers in the World list. We've consulted with a clutch of our knowledgable writers from around the world to settle on a half-century of the planet's top bosses. Some of them may be new to you, many certainly won't be, but each of them has a story worth telling – and a rightful place here. We hope you enjoy.
EXPLANATION How we chose the list
- POLL Don't agree with our No.1? Tell us which boss is your king of the coaches
- QUIZ Six simple questions to determine whether you are more of a Klopp or a Carver
- INTERVIEW Slaven Bilic: I used to play basketball… you didn’t know that, did you?
- FEATURE Hannibal masks and camp classics: the story of Slaven Bilic’s guitar days
- PROFILE Europe calling: how Markus Weinzierl became Germany's most promising coach
- FEATURE The 13 maddest managers ever: silly superstitions, star signs and Sitton
- PROFILE How Spurs flop Rebrov overcame identity, war and Lobanovsky to rule Kiev
- PROFILE Why Bob Bradley is heading for the top - one fascinating step at a time
- PROFILE Guardiola, Enrique... Cocu? How PSV's chief caught up with Barca's best
- PROFILE Money, ambition and betrayal: the bitter story of Jorge Jesus' Benfica walkout
- FEATURE The top 12 managers in the Football League
- FEATURE Managers' Men: football's 'special' relationships, by those who know best
- INFOGRAPHIC The most represented leagues of FFT's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2015
- INFOGRAPHIC The ages of FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2015
- INFOGRAPHIC The nationalities of FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2015
- FEATURE Who's the next Fergie? Mourinho? Cruyff? World football's up-and-coming managers named
- FEATURE Doomsday for philosophy as gaffers choose success over ethos
- FEATURE Tinkerman, wheeler-dealer, nutter: why do managers get typecast?
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Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities.
By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.