Jürgen Klopp (54), Pep Guardiola (51), Thomas Tuchel (48), Antonio Conte (52), Carlo Ancelotti (62), Diego Simeone (51), Mauricio Pochettino (49), Massimiliano Allegri (54), José Mourinho (59) are the top managers at present.
Who will be the next batch of managers to dominate or even revolutionize football in the coming years?
Julian Nagelsmann (34) is highly praised but can he be taken seriously without having faced any serious competition? On the other hand, Christophe Galtier (54) has worked magic with minnows like ASSE, Lille, and Nice. Simone Inzaghi (45) has managed to maintain the ascendency of Inter, while Gian Piero Gasperini (64) has ensured that Atalanta is a force to be reckoned with. Steven Gerrard (41) and Graham Potter (46) are ably holding their grounds in a highly competitive league, while Xavi (42) seems to have stopped the rot at Barcelona.
Nagelsmann , Potter , Gerrard , Alonso , Rose offhand are the immediate names that come to mind(If you are looking at people who are 45 and below. Inzaghi seems to have done quite well with Inter though. Too early for me to rate Xavi , I get that Barcelona are in the dumps but he still seems to get enough transfers and is relatively strong.
Diego Martinez seems to be highly rated by the la liga guys but I haven’t seen enough of him.
Probably have to mention Arteta (results wise , he’s low key doing well even if not particularly inspiring). Also like what i’ve seen of Patrick Viera and his coaching so far at Crystal Palace, He’s been middling in the french leagues but he’s got Palace playing quite good football with guys who are not necessarily his buys.
Does anyone rate either Van Bronckhorst or Bruno Lage.
Got to say I’ve been impressed with what GVB has done at Rangers so far besides the first half of the old firm which is their only loss in 17 games.
& Bruno Lage I’ve been very impressive with at Wolves this season, no right to be where they are…he’s seen Adama Traore for what he really is, they look after the ball superbly well & have the 2nd best defensive record in the league.
GVB , i wouldnt rate him just yet as its still Stevies squad. Gerrard left rangers on a strong position in the league when he left them. Any success that GVB would have would have a * in that regard this season atleast.
As for Lage , Yes… He does seem to be doing pretty well although the reason for him letting go of Adama is something i wouldnt buy. Adama did play very well against Atletico the other day.
Agree, just because Pep part of a successful team it doesn’t equate to him being able to do it on his own.
But, and its the reason I mentioned him in my post, he’s clearly a level above what we usually see from other assistant managers. He’s no John Terry or Drunken Ferguson, that are essentially the hype men. He has something about him, and in a few years, if he goes it alone, there’s plenty of reason to be confident he would be good at the job.
Essentially, I think there has to be as much optimism about Pep as there should be caution.
Exactly. At least wait till they’ve done something of note before giving them an acronym. Otherwise we might as well all be going:
''JN is going a great job but CG is next level with how he’s done but then you have GPG doing sterling work even if he is older. Of course SI looks decent but GP has the experience of the league now that SG has yet to get while PV has shown he has some of the nous yet to be fully shown by FL.