The famous English magazine FourFourTwo published the usual list of the fifty best coaches in the world, which is led, unsurprisingly, by Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) on the podium.
An elite list of managers who have space for four Portuguese, led by Palmeiras coach Abel Ferreira, who is ahead of Jose Mourinho (Roma), Ruben Amorim (Sporting) and Sergio Conceicao, but also with space for Roger Schmidt (Benfica). .
Abel Ferreira is the best Portuguese on this list, as he ranks 14th behind Luis Enrique (Paris Saint-Germain), but ahead of Jose Mourinho (Roma), who is ranked 15th on this list. The English magazine says that the Palmeiras coach “has transformed Brazilian football since his arrival in 2020” and “soon became the foreign coach with the largest number of titles in the country.”
Next comes the Roma coach who has already ranked higher on this list and whom FourFourTwo described as “inevitable”, recalling Roma’s two successive European finals in recent years.
Ruben Amorim is the first Portuguese League coach to appear on this list, at number 26 and his fate is sealed. “Whatever the vacancy in the Premier League, Amorim’s name is always associated and it’s easy to see why,” the magazine wrote.
Sergio Conceição appears at number 37, with the magazine highlighting the work at FC Porto since 2017 and highlighting the turnover of over one hundred million that has allowed FC Porto to balance financial fair play while also beating Benfica in the title fight.
Speaking of Benfica, Roger Schmidt, the second German to lead Benfica, after Jupp Heynckes, stands out in 33rd place, ahead of Conceição, as the magazine highlighted the title he won in his first year.
The top ten are Portuguese
1- Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Second: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
3- Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
Fourth, Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
5- Thomas Tuchel (Bayern Munich)
6- Eddie Howe (Newcastle)
Xavi VII (Barcelona)
8. Roberto De Zerbe (Brighton)
Unai Emery IX (Aston Villa)
10th place: Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
14 Abel Ferreira (Palmereis)
15th place: Jose Mourinho (Roma)
Ruben Amorim 26 (Sporting)
33rd place: Roger Schmidt (Benfica)
37th place: Sergio Conceição (Porto)
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