Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has been declared Coach of the Decade beating the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
The honour was bestowed on the fiery Argentine by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), after the numbers had been crunched on his last 10 years in the Spanish capital.
Simeone, 50, has come out on top despite having just one league title to show for his time at Atletico so far.
In a statement the IFFHS noted: ‘Simeone realised a great performance with his club Atletico Madrid in this decade: 1 LaLiga title, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Super Copa Espana, 2 UEFA Europa League titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup titles and 2 times Runner-Up in UEFA Champions League Finals.
The overall results placed Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp second and third respectively, while Real Madrid's Champions League maestro Zidane could only feature in seventh place; one spot behind Unai Emery.
Coach Of The Decade
Name Country Points
Diego Simeone: Argentina – 152
Josep Guardiola: Spain – 144
Jürgen Klopp: Germany – 105
Jose Mourinho: Portugal – 91
Maximiliano Allegri: Italy – 77
Unaï Emery: Spain – 70
Zinedine Zidane: France – 59
Carlo Ancelotti: Italy – 57
Mauriccio Pochettino: Argentina – 56
Marcelo Gallardo: Argentina – 56
Antonio Conte: Italy – 53
Claudio Ranieri: Italy – 36
Alex Ferguson: Scotland – 35
Luis Enrique: Spain – 35
Josef Heynckes: Germany – 34
Ernesto Valverde: Spain – 26
Arsene Wenger: France – 25
Leonardo Jardim: Portugal – 25
Jesse Marsh: USA – 22
Laurent Blanc: France – 21
The overall result was determined by every manager's ranking each year between 2011 and 2020, with points assigned based on their yearly finishes.
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