Sir Alex Ferguson
It is not an easy task to be in charge of a club for nearly 30 years. But this is not case for Sir Alex Ferguson, who has taken to his role as the manager of Manchester United with aplomb.
He got to the club in 1986, but that he couldn’t grab his first title until the 1989-1990 season at the FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
Ferguson demands discipline on and off the pitch and always supports and trusts his players. He has polished his players’ skills so that they can reach their highest point to become individual talents, such as Wayne Rooney, Roy Keaneto, and Eric Cantona.
Man United has been through a lot of phases and Ferguson has managed to adjust to every single one of them. He becomes the most successful coach in the history of English football with a record two UEFA Champions Leagues, a FIFA Club World Cup, and 19 league titles.
Recently, he was appointed as the Best Coach of the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
If there is someone who shows us that football is an attractive, fun and enjoyable sport, it must be Johan Cruyff.
He led FC Barcelona to a whole new level with the tiki-taka strategy, including two key elements: quick, short passes accompanied by players moving around. This strategy is now used by Barça and Spain’s national team as well.
His teams must keep the strategy simple and always forward, so the total play strategy he implemented both as a player and as a manager.
He won the La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de España, and Copa del Rey.
The most impressive thing that Brian Clough has done may be to take the Derby and Nottingham Forest to the First Division after being Second Division teams. Moreover, he was able to win the First Division title with both of them.
This coach believed in discipline and intuition as cornerstones. The way his squads played wasn’t attractive at all since he used physical strength and attributes as major boosters.
His victory includes four League Cup titles, two European Cups, and a FA Charity Shield.