Arsène Wenger had never won the annual vote but his regularity made him to The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001-2010) !

 

A total of 176 coaches have featured in the ten annual votes for the each two IFFHS world rankings – The World‘s best National Coach and the The World‘s best Club Coach. These 176 coaches came from 50 countries. The country with most coaches was Argentina (18), who had with Marcelo Bielsa and the not more active Carlos Bianchi among their best-placed coaches. Brazil with 16 followed, while the best European nations of coaches were: Spain (14) and France (14) ahead of Germany (13 and Silvia Neid), Italy (11) and the Netherlands (9). The following countries were represented with five and fewer coaches. It was notable that England was represented by only three coaches among the top 176 and the best-placed Englishman was Roy Hodgson on the 92nd place, while Italy had three coaches among the “Top 10″.

 

The youngest coach among the “Top 10″ was the  Portuguese José Mourinho, who only begun work as a top coach in the year 2000 – but nevertheless has catapulted to 3rd place. Only the votes in 2010 resulted in a decision that the overall winner was one of the two coaches, who have coached only one club throughout the decade. The 61-year-old Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC London) successful defended his lead ahead of Sir “Alex” Ferguson (Manchester United FC) and was crowned The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001-2010). Although the Frenchman has until now never won the annual vote, he has been among the best-placed coaches every year. It was admirable, how he had repeatedly moulded young players into an attacking and technically brillant way of play. 

 

In two years, the ranking of the Second Decade (2011-2020) will be very interesting …

 

 

 

  World’s Coaches (2001 – 2010) by IFFHS          
  Coach Country Points      
      2001-2009 2010 2001-2010
1. Arsène Wenger France 142 14 156  
2. Sir Alexander Ferguson Scotland 133 15 148  
3. José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Felix Portugal 115 20 135  
4. Fabio Capello Italy 106 14 120  
5. Guus Hiddink Netherlands 112   112  
6. Carlo Ancelotti Italy 92 16 108  
7. Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil 101   101  
  Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Argentina 86 15 101  
9. Rafael Benítez Spain 97   97  
10. Marcello Lippi Italia 88   88  
11. Vicente del Bosque Spain 65 20 85  
12. Franklin Rijkaard Netherlands 80   80  
13. Sven-Göran Eriksson Sweden 79   79  
14. Karel Brückner Cech Republic 76   76  
15. Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira Brazil 65   65  
  Ottmar Hitzfeld Germany 58 7 65  
17. Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri »Dunga« Brazil 50 12 62  
18. Otto Rehhagel Germany 61   61  
19. Joachim Löw Germany 39 19 58  
20. Carlos Bianchi Argentina 53   53  
21. Gerard Houllier France 50   50  
22. José Néstor Pekerman Argentina 49   49  
23. Felix Magath Germany 48   48  
  Giovanni Trapattoni Italy 48   48  
25. Roberto Mancini Italy 46   46  
26. Bert van Marwick Netherlands 22 18 40  
  Marcel van Basten Netherlands 40   40  
28. Bruce Arena USA 39   39  
  Josep Guardiola Spain 20 19 39  
30. Morten Olsen Denmark 37   37  
31. Juande la Cruz Ramos Cano Spain 36   36  
  Mircea Lucescu Romania 26 10 36  
  Rudolf Völler Germany 36   36  
34. José Luis Aragonés Suárez Spain 35   35  
35. Dirk Nicolaat »Dick« Advocaat Netherlands 32   32  
  Raymond Domenech France 32   32  
37. Roger Lemerre France 30   30  
38. Arthur Antunes Coimbra »Zico« Brazil 29   29  
  Héctor Raúl Cúper Argentina 29   29  
  Manuel Pellegrini Chile 29   29  
  Slaven Bilić Croatia 29   29  
42. Hassan Shehata Egypt 21 7 28  
  Jürgen Klinsmann Germany 28   28  
44. Alejandro Javier Sabella Argentina 17 10 27  
  Muricy Ramalho Brazil 27   27  
46. Didier Claude Deschamps France 20 6 26  
  Gerardo Daniel Martino Argentina 13 13 26  
  José Antonio Camacho Spain 26   26  
  Robert Bradley USA 16 10 26  
50. Ricardo Antonio La Volpe México 25   25  
  Şenol Güneş Turkey 25   25  
52. Aloysius Paulus Maria „Louis“ van Gaal Netherlands 6 18 24  
  Javier Iruretagoyena »Irureta« Spain 24   24  
  Oleg Blokhin Ukraine 24   24  
  Philippe Troussier France 24   24  
  Wanderley Luxemburgo Brazil 24   24  
57. Winfried Schäfer Germany 22   22  
58. Jakob Kuhn Switzerland 21   21  
  Javier Aguierre México 14 7 21  
60. Jacques Santini France 20   20  
  Luciano Spalletti Italy 12 8 20  
  Manuel José Jesús Silva Portugal 20   20  
  Vladimir Weiss Slovensko 10 10 20  
64. Aleksandrs Starkovs Latvija 19   19  
  Bruno Metsu France 19   19  
  Roberto Donadoni Italy 19   19  
67. Alfio Rubén Oscar Basile Argentina 18   18  
  Edgardo Bauza Argentina 18   18  
  Fatih Terim Turkey 18   18  
  Jorvan Vieira Brazil 18   18  
  Klaus Toppmöller Germany 18   18  
  Leo Beenhakker Netherlands 18   18  
73. Óscar Wáshington Tabárez Uruguay   17 17  
  Quique Sánchez Flores Spain   17 17  
  Sergio Daniel Batista Argentina 17   17  
  Srecko Katanec Slovenia 17   17  
77. Claudio Ranieri Italy 16   16  
  David O’Leary Ireland 16   16  
  Hugo Sánchez México 16   16  
  Milovan Rajevac Serbia   16 16  
  Nery Alberto Pumpido Argentina 16   16  
82. Abel Carlos da Silva Braga Brazil 15   15  
  Carlos Luis Ischia Argentina 15   15  
  Jerzy Engel Poland 15   15  
  Valery Gazzaev Russia 15   15  
86. Luis Fernando Montoya Colombia 14   14  
  Paulo Autuori de Mello Brazil 14   14  
88. Avram Grant Israel 13   13  
  Celso Juárez Roth Brazil   13 13  
  Christian Gross Switzerland 13   13  
  Laurent Robert Blanc France 13   13  
92. António Luís Alves Ribeiro Oliveira Portugal 12   12  
  Henri Michel France 12   12  
  Jorge Daniel Fossatti Uruguay 12   12  
  Luis Fernando Suárez Colombia 12   12  
  Miguel Ángel Russo Argentina 12   12  
  Ratomir Dujković Jugoslavia 12   12  
  Rodomir Antić Serbia 12   12  
  Ronald Koeman Netherlands 12   12  
  Roy Hodgson England   12 12  
  Zlatko Kranjčar Hrvatska   12 12  
102. Adnan Hamad Majeed Iraq 11   11  
  Anghel Iordanescu Romania 11   11  
  Claudio Borghi Argentina 11   11  
  Émerson Leão Brazil 11   11  
  Gustavo Julio Alfaro Argentina 11   11  
  Jair Picemi Brazil 11   11  
  Lamine N’Diaye Sénégal   11 11  
  Martin O’Neill Northern Ireland 11   11  
110. Adenor Leonardo Bachi »Tite« Brazil 10   10  
  Claudio Gentile Italy 10   10  
  Joseph Michael McCarthy England / Éire 10   10  
  Kurban Berdyev Russia 10   10  
  Matthias Sammer Germany 10   10  
  Takeshi Okada Japan   10 10  
  Thomas Schaaf Germany 10   10  
117. Alexandre Borges Guimarães Brazil / Costa Rica 9   9  
  Branko Ivanković Hrvatska 9   9  
  Francisco Guidolin Italy 9   9  
  José Manuel Esnal »Mane« Spain 9   9  
  Matjaž Kek Slovenia 9   9  
  Richard Alfred Páez Venezuela 9   9  
  Silvia Neid Germany 9   9  
  Velibor Milutinović Serbia 9   9  
125. Guy Roux France 8   8  
126. Carlos Rexach Spain 7   7  
  Henry James Redknapp England   7 7  
  Ralf Rangnick Germany 7   7  
  Richard Lloyd Herbert New Zealand   7 7  
  Sergio Markarián Uruguay 7   7  
  Sérgio Ricardo de Paiva Farias Brazil 7   7  
  Sir Robert Robson England 7   7  
133. Alexander McLeish Scotland 6   6  
  Américo Galego Argentina 6   6  
  Diego Garzitto France 6   6  
  Freddy Ternero Corrales Perú 6   6  
  Hugo Daniel Tocalli Argentina 6   6  
  Joel Santana Brazil 6   6  
  Jong-Hun Kim Korea DPR 6   6  
  José Ignacio »Iñaki« Sáez Spain 6   6  
  Juan Ramón Carrasco Uruguay 6   6  
  Rabah Sâadane Algéria 6   6  
  Samson Siasia Nigeria 6   6  
144. Bertrand Marchand France 5   5  
  Claude Puel France   5 5  
  Holger Osieck Germany 5   5  
  José Luís Trejo México 5   5  
  Jürgen Norbert Klopp Germany   5 5  
  Manour Ebrahimzadeh Iran   5 5  
  Stephen Keshi Nigeria 5   5  
  Tae-Yong Shin Rep. of Korea   5 5  
  Unal Emery Etxegoien Spain 5   5  
153. Jean-François De Sart Belgium 4   4  
  Miroslav Blažević Bosnia Herzegovine 4   4  
  Pawel Janas Poland 4   4  
  Temuri Ketsbaia Georgia 4   4  
  Víctor Haroldo Púa Uruguay 4   4  
  Viktor M. Goncharenko Belarus 4   4  
159. Dr. Francisco Maturana Colombia 3   3  
  Ernesto Valverde Tejedor Spain 3   3  
  Hernán Medford Costa Rica 3   3  
  Luigi Del Negri Italy 3   3  
  Manuel Lapuente México 3   3  
  Ramón Armando Cabrero Argentina 3   3  
  Ricardo Raimundo Gomes Brazil 3   3  
  Victor Piţurcă Romania 3   3  
167. Jacobus „Co“Adriaanse Netherlands 2   2  
  Akira Nishino Japan 2   2  
  Ramón Enrique Maradiaga Honduras 2   2  
  Rubén Dario Insúa Argentina 2   2  
171. Ilija Petković Serbia 1   1  
  Mehmed Baždarević Bosnia  Herzegovine 1   1  
  Oleg Romantsev Russia 1   1  
  Reinaldo Rueda Colombia 1   1  
  Tommy Söderberg Sweden 1   1  
  Víctor Fernández Spain 1   1  

 

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