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The 5 greatest football managers of the last decade

The 5 greatest football managers of the last decade
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1. Pep Guardiola

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Manchester City football club manager Pep Guardiola. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

While all the previous managers in this list are worthy number ones, Pep Guardiola is simply the best.

The Catalan has gone from a youth coach at Barcelona’s La Masia academy to one of the greatest managers of all-time in the space of 10 years. It’s one hell of an achievement.

Guardiola began his career by leading Barcelona’s first-team to a treble in the 2008/09 campaign. He left his beloved club in 2012 having won 14 trophies that included three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.

After a short rest, however, Guardiola returned to the dugout with Bayern Munich in 2013.

He then helped establish the Bavarians as Germany’s number one team during another trophy-laden spell. 

The only blip, in an otherwise perfect spell, was his failure to bring the Champions League trophy over to Munich.

Nowadays, Guardiola is working his magic over at Manchester City.

Despite a trophyless first season, the 48-year-old is searching for a third consecutive Premier League title following back-to-back successes in record-breaking fashion.

Teams coached: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City