The 50 Greatest Football Managers Of All Time Have Been Named

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Sir Alex Ferguson has been named the greatest football manager of all time in a definitive ranking of the game's best ever bosses.

Popular magazine FourFourTwo have ranked the legendary Manchester United boss ahead of other greats such as Rinus Michels, Pep Guardiola and Brian Clough.

The list's criteria is based on trophies won alongside tactical and motivational genius.

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Check out the entire top 50 from the magazine's latest issue below.

50. George Graham

49. Aime Jacquet

48. Luis Aragones

47. Otto Rehhagel

46. Bobby Robson

45. Bill Struth

44. Tele Santana

43. Diego Simeone

42. Albert Batteux

41. Rafa Benitez

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40. Jill Ellis

39. Luiz Felipe Scolari

38. Udo Lattek

37. Guus Hiddink

36. Zinedine Zidane

35. Bill Nicholson

34. Viktor Maslov

33. Sir Kenny Dalgish

32. Jupp Heynckes

31. Helmut Schon

30. Jock Stein

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29. Jurgen Klopp

28. Jose Villalonga

27. Mario Zagallo

26. Alf Ramsey

25. Herbert Chapman

24. Fabio Capello

23. Arsene Wenger

22. Bob Paisley

21. Bela Guttmann

20. Louis van Gaal

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19. Nereo Rocco

18. Carlo Ancelotti

17. Ottmar Hitzfeld

16. Miguel Munoz

15. Vicente del Bosque

14. Giovanni Trapattoni

13. Marcello Lippi

12. Jose Mourinho

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11. Brian Clough

10. Valeriy Lobanovskyi

9. Ernst Happel

8. Helenio Herrera

7. Matt Busby

6. Arrigo Sacchi

5. Pep Guardiola

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4. Bill Shankly

3. Johan Cruyff

2. Rinus Michels

1. Sir Alex Ferguson

It comes as no surprise that Ferguson tops the list considering his glittering career at Old Trafford.

His 26 year reign at the Red Devils saw United win every top trophy and become one of English football's greatest ever teams.

Of managers currently active in the game, it's Manchester City's Pep Guardiola who ranks highest in fifth place.

Guardiola has delivered trophies in all three of his top level jobs so far, including two Champions League trophies at Barcelona and a record breaking 'Centurions' season at the Etihad.

Current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp finds himself in 29th place but it's likely he will be higher on the list when his career comes to an end.

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Current Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti cracks the top 20 by placing 18th while Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger comes in at 23rd.

Wenger is credited as having one of the greatest minds in English football, but the top trophies dried up during the second half of his reign.

Who do you think is the greatest football manager of all time?

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.
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