Top 50 managers of all time named

By Mirror: Tuesday, March 19th 2019 at 11:32 GMT +3 | Football
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in a past Premier League match [Courtesy]

Respected magazine France Football have named what they perceive to be the top 50 managers of all time - with Sir Alex Ferguson only listed second.

The Scot managed 1,500 games for Manchester United winning 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, five League Cups and two Champions League crowns.

But it wasn't enough to top the list of esteemed coaches - with legendary Dutchman Rinus Michels named as the best ever.

Michels was credited with the invention of "total football" in the 1970s and was named coach of the century by FIFA in 1999.

Dutchman Rinus Michels named as the best ever [Courtesy]

He played his whole career with Ajax and went on to lead them to five league titles and a European Cup as manager.

Michels also won La Liga as Barcelona boss and led the Netherlands to the World Cup final in 1974 and to European Championship glory in 1988.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is the only current Premier League manager in the top 10, with Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp in at 27th and Newcastle's Rafa Benitez listed 37th.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is the only Championship boss in the list at number 48.

Only one other Brit joins Fergie in the top 10, with fellow Scot and legendary former Liverpool boss Bill Shankly named 10th. Matt Busby is a place behind at 11th.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is the only Championship boss in the list at number 48 [Courtesy]

Former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough is the highest-placed Englishman, named at number 15.

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