Ranked! The 50 best managers in the world

Best managers in the world
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You already know most of the best managers in the world: they're the ones that have hands gripped around silver handles this time of year. But that doesn't tell the whole truth, does it?

Arsene Wenger once famously opined that, “You're loved when you're born, you're loved when you die – and in between you have to manage.” It's a job in which you're battered by the press, by fans and by defeat: many managers will win fewer games than they'll ever draw or lose, after all. But sometimes, the best managers are those who simply… get on by.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.

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