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Infographic: The ages of FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2016

From old to new, we've got 'em all covered...

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Forgive Mircea Lucescu for viewing football in a different light to most managers. After all, the 70-year-old – the oldest man in FFT's rundown of the 50 best bosses – has seen a few things in his time; wars, political in-fighting... and developed the odd player too (see Diego Simeone, Andrea Pirlo, Alex Teixiera, Willian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan to name but a few). 

He's twice as old as our youngest boss (and then some), the 33-year-old Mark Sampson. The average age is almost 51, and somewhere in between you'll find your favourites.

Take a look at the chart below and then check out our list of the eight managers under 40 you'll be needing to keep eyes on in the coming years.

50-46 • 45-41 • 40-36 • 35-31 • 30-26 • 25-21 • 20 • 19 • 18 • 17 • 16 • 15 • 14 • 13 • 12 • 11 • 10 • 9 • 8 • 7 • 6 • 5 • 4 • 3 • 2 • 1

FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2016