The Greatest Coaches In The History Of Tennis (Part 1)

You can look at the sport of tennis as one of the few pure games in the world that pit singular competitors against one another. Surely, there is so much more behind the scenes of these epic one-on-one battles. In this article, let’s have a look at some of the greatest coaches in the history of tennis as well as the parts they played in cultivating greatness.

Mike Estep

Martina Navratilova was quite good during her heyday and it thanked large part to the coaching of Mike Estep, who was integral in leading the tennis phenom to winning up to six straight Wimbledons — a feat that hasn’t ever been done. Let’s start trying to learn his coaching methods if we want to be a star! But of course, we’re only joking since there has never been another player like Navratilova ever after.

Toni Nadal

If you want to order flowers for anyone in Rafael Nadal’s life, you might want to start with Toni Nadal. Rafael made it known in his book that Toni Nadal was instrumental in his ascent to the top. Toni was the guy who pushed Rafael to play with his left hand to get an advantage over top right-handed opponents. Yeah, call someone and order flowers online for the man. Thanks to tough coaching from Toni, Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest of all time.

Brad Gilbert

Robin Williams, the famous comedian who might have lived on gourmet coffee beans only, famously called Brad Gilbert the ‘Tennis Sensei’. Gilbert wrote the book ‘Winning Ugly’ – one of the most utilized coaching texts of all time. He worked with Andre Agassi and led the athlete to a Grand Slam. Agassi says of Brad Gilbert, “Brad taught me how to play tennis, period.”

Vicente del Bosque,Pep Guardiola,Jose Mourinho World’s Famous Sports Coaches

Vicente del Bosque, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho are among the most well-known coaches of football, the King of sports, partly contributing to their team’s successes.

Vicente del Bosque, born in 1950, is considered as the most successful player of “Tiqui-Taca,” a specialty of Spanish football, in the 2010-2013 period. Thanks to a peak of football called “Tiqui-Taca,” he helped the Spanish national team reach the top of the world.

The Spanish coach started his career with the Castilla club before leading Real Madrid from 1999 to 2003. In the four seasons, he helped Real Madrid win two La Liga championships and two UEFA Champion League in the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 seasons.

Vicente del Bosque started leading the Spanish national team after it won the Euro 2008 and helped the team defend the 2012 EURO championship.

Thanks to the contributions to his teams, Bosque was named the most legendary sports coach in the world.

Meanwhile, audiences remember Pep Guardiola as the creator of “Tiqui-Taca,” the beautiful football pop. Pep Guardiola was a player in Barcelona and also became the head coach of this team. Led by Pep Guardiola, Barcelona won the La Liga championship from the 2008-2009 season to the 2010-2011 season and the UEFA Champion League in 2009 and 2011.

Many audiences said that Pep Guardiola succeeded as Barcelona was too strong thanks to the guidance of the three previous Dutch coaches. However, his talent was proved as Pep Guardiola led Bayern Munich and Manchester City to win three Bundes Liga titles and two Premier League titles. At present, Pep Guardiola is one of the most famous coaches in football.

Known as a competitor of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho is the most special football coach. In 2004, Jose Mourinho led Porto to win the Champions League. He recorded the most significant success in the Inter Milan team twice Serie A and the Champions League.

Mourinho then came to Real Madrid and became the rival of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. However, he only helped his team to win La Liga once.

After that, Mourinho respectively led Chelsea and Manchester United. However, he was not successful in both due to the disagreements with players.

Three of the Best Coaches in the History of English Premier League

Since being founded in 1993, the Premier League has had its fair share of managers come and go. While some have tasted success, many others have struggled to cope with board expectations, unruly fans, and the complexity in top-flight football. Let’s pay some respect to three of the best coaches in the history of English Premier League.

1. Sir Alex Ferguson

With 13 Premier Leagues, five FA Cups, four League Cups and two UEFA Champions League triumphs, Sir Alex is undoubtedly the greatest coach in the history of the Premier League as well as the history of football.

By the looks of things, as long as he is in charge, Manchester United will continue to rebuild and win trophies.

2. Pep Guardiola

Fans thought that the Premier League may be the downfall of Pep Guardiola after he could only lead Manchester City to third in his debut season.

But in the last two campaigns, Man C have racked up 198 points winning the league on both occasions.

100 and 98 points are the highest tallies tha the top-flight has seen, suggesting this City side are the greatest Premier League one ever.

Guardiola has spent a lot of money but he has turned City into the best side in the world of football.

3. Arsene Wenger

When he took over at Arsenal in 1996, no one had a clue who Arsene Wenger was, but now everyone knows who he is.

With three league titles, Wenger  achieved a top-four finish for the first 20 seasons in charge of the Gunners.

He also led his side to an unbeaten campaign during the 2003-2004 title-winning season.

Some fans might think that his legacy was tarnished in his final three campaigns where he finished 5th, 6th, and 5th.

However, what an unbelievable job he did in north London for 23 seasons.