In the world of football, managers come and go, but some of them become key elements of the national team or the club they lead. Let’s have a look at ten of those legendary football coaches.
Sir Matt Busby
Sir Matt Busby was a standard bearer of Manchester United. He succeeded in leading the Red Devils atop the table in two periods: the early 1950s and the late 1960s.
The club was called the Busby Babes, due to the young players Matt coached, such as Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton. The team was on their way to a golden era, but eight players were killed in the Munich tragedy.
Matt managed to build a brand new team, and his effort resulted in the club’s two more First Division titles. Plus a European Cup, he had already won three.
Thanks to his successful coaching career, Matt is part of the English and European Halls of Fame.
The Emperor was one of the world’s best players in the world, and Franz Beckenbauer was also a successful football coach.
After winning the trophy in his own country in 1974 and again in Italy in 1990, he is the only footballer to have won the FIFA World Cup as captain and coach.
His managerial style focused on savoring the game and encouraging his team not to concede a single goal.
Although Fabio Capello was loyal to the defensive style of Italian football, he later found the equilibrium with the offensive line.
In the early 1990s, he gave us the first glimpses of his ability when he led the Milan on an undefeated run of 58 Serie A games. When it came to discipline, he is widely known as a tough manager.
In 1996, Capello went to Real Madrid but soonly came back to Milan since his defensive style sent him off of the club. Then he came to Roma, Juventus, Real Madrid once again and finally the English football team.