World Manager of the Year by “World Soccer” magazine

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World Soccer the famous football magazine published by IPC Media.

Since 1982 World Soccer organise “Player of the Year”, “Manager of the Year”, and “Team of the Year” awards, and the newly two awards since 2005 for the best “Young Player of the Year” and “Referee of the Year”.

So who are the managers that won World Soccer “Manager of the Year” lets see….

2009: Pep Guardiola, Barcelona

Nationality: Spain >> born 18 January 1971 >> His team Barcelona known as Pep’s team which they ended 2009 year with a historical 6 trophies: La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España: 2009, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

2008: Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Nationality: Scotland >> born 31 December 1941 >> won Premier League title, Champions League title, Fifa Club World Cup, and Community Shield all in 2008.

2007: Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Nationality: Scotland >> born 31 December 1941 >> won Premier League and Community Shield during 2007 year.

2006: Marcello Lippi, Italy

Nationality: Italy >> born 12 April 1948 >> won the World Cup 2006 in Germany with Italy for the fourth time.

2005: José Mourinho, Chelsea

Nationality: Portuguese >> born 26 January 1963 >> Won the Premier League for Chelsea for the first time in 50 years plus the Carling Cup

2004 – José Mourinho, Porto & Chelsea

Nationality: Portuguese >> born 26 January 1963 >> Won The Portuguese League, and the Champions League with Porto.

2003 – Carlo Ancelotti, Milan

Nationality: Italian >> born June 10, 1959 >> Won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Italian Cup

2002 – Guus Hiddink, South Korea & PSV

Nationality: Dutch >> born 8 November 1946 >> Write history with South Korea team during World Cup 2002, as he guide the Korean team to the forth place

2001 – Gérard Houllier, Liverpool

Nationality: French >> born 3 September 1947 >> Won League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup with Livrpool during 2001 year

2000 – Dino Zoff, Italy

Nationality: Italian >> born February 28, 1942 >> Runners-Up of the UEFA European Championship 2000 denied from the title by Trezeguet golden goal in the final.

1999 – Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Nationality: Scotland >> born 31 December 1941 >> Won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, and the Intercontinental Cup.

1998 – Arsène Wenger, Arsenal

Nationality: French >> born 22 October 1949 >> Won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield

1997 – Ottmar Hitzfeld, Borussia Dortmund

Nationality: German >> born 12 January 1949 >> Won the Champions League, and the Intercontinental Cup

1996 – Berti Vogts, Germany

Nationality: German >> born on 30 December 1946 >> Won the UEFA Euro 1996 with Germany

1995 – Louis van Gaal, Ajax

Nationality: Dutch >> born 8 August 1951 >> Won the Dutch League, the Champions League, the Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Johan Cruijff Shield

1994 – Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian >> born February 27, 1943 >> Won the World Cup 1994 in USA with Brazil

1993 – Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Nationality: Scotland >> born 31 December 1941 >> Won the Premier League, and the Community Shield

1992 – Richard Møller-Nielsen, Denmark

Nationality: Danish >> born 19 August 1937 >> Won the UEFA Euro 1992 in Sweden with Denmark

1991 – Michel Platini, France

Nationality: France >> born 21 June 1955 >> Guide France to qualify for the 1992 European Championship in Sweden. France did a great qualifying stages, winning all eight of their group matches, including victories away to Spain and Czechoslovakia. And a record 19-match unbeaten run

1990 – Franz Beckenbauer, West Germany & Marseille

Nationality: German >> born 11 September 1945 >> Won the World Cup 1990 in Italy with the German national team for the third time

1989 – Arrigo Sacchi, Milan

Nationality: Italian >> born 1 April 1946 >> Won Italian Super Cup, and the European Cup with AC Milan

1988 – Rinus Michels, Netherlands & Bayer Leverkusen

Nationality: Dutch >> February 9, 1928 >> Won The European Football Championship in Germany with Holland

1987 – Johan Cruijff, Ajax

Nationality: Dutch >> born 25 April 1947 >> Won KNVB Cup, and UEFA Cup Winner’s

1986 – Guy Thys, Belgium

Nationality: Belgium >> December 6, 1922 >> Guided Belgium to end fourth in the World Cup in Mexico

1985 – Terry Venables, Barcelona

Nationality: English >> born 6 January 1943 >> Won La Liga with Barcelona

1984 – Michel Hidalgo, France

Nationality: French >> born 22 March 1933 >> European Champion 1984 with France

1983 – Sepp Piontek, Denmark

Nationality: German >> born 5 March 1940 >> Create what was known famously Danish Dynamite

1982 – Enzo Bearzot, Italy

Nationality: Italian >> born 26 September 1927 >> Won the World Cup 1982 in Spain with Italy for the third time

Table of winners by countries:

Country Number of awards

Italy

5

Scotland

4

France

4

Germany

4

Holland

4

Portugal

2

Spain

1

Brazil

1

Belgium

1

Denmark

1

England

1

Alex Ferguson (4 times), and Jose Mourinho (twice) topped the list the rest won the award just one time . Also we must not ignore Pep Guardiola’s sensational record by winning 6 titles in his debut for senior football management.

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4 responses to “World Manager of the Year by “World Soccer” magazine

  1. Is winning trophies nd being successful the same as being tactical? We know of coaches who are tactical but not successful(Benitez,Cuper,Mazzari,etal. I don’t think being able to scout good players,Man management and ability to motivate should be termed as being tactical.just my humble opinion though.

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