Diego Simeone named best coach of the decade ahead of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp

The Argentine and Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone has been honor by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) as the Coach of the Decade.

Simeone has won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup, the Europa League (x2) and the UEFA Super Cup (x2) during his time in charge of Atletico.

The 50-year-old has come out on top against the likes of Guardiola, Mourinho and his main rival Zinedine Zidane, despite having just one league title to show for his time at Atletico so far.

Simeone (152 points) pipped Pep Guardiola (144 points) to the award, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp third on 105 points.

The overall result was determined by every manager’s ranking each year between 2011 and 2020, with points assigned based on their yearly finishes.

List of top 20 Coach of the Decade.

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1. Diego Simeone (Argentina) – 152 points
2. Pep Guardiola (Spain) – 144 points
3. Jurgen Klopp (Germany) – 105 points
4. Jose Mourinho (Portugal) – 91 points
5. Max Allegri (Italy) – 77 points
6. Unai Emery (Spain) – 70 points
7. Zinedine Zidane (France) – 59 points
8. Carlo Ancelotti (Italy) – 57 points
=9. Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina) – 56 points
=9. Marcelo Gallardo (Argentina) – 56 points
11. Antonio Conte (Italy) – 53 points
12. Claudio Ranieri (Italy) – 36 points
=13. Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland) – 35 points
=13. Luis Enrique (Spain) – 35 points
15. Jupp Heynckes (Germany) – 34 points
16. Ernesto Valverde (Spain) – 26 points
=17. Arsene Wenger (France) – 25 points
=17. Leonardo Jardim (Portugal) – 25 points
19. Jesse Marsh (USA) – 22 points
20. Laurent Blanc (France) – 21 points

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