Soccer, also known as football, is one of the most beloved sports in the world. It takes a great deal of skill, agility, and talent to be a good player. However, it takes an immense amount of skill to motivate soccer players to be their best. This is why soccer managers are so important to the team as a whole. Managers push their players to be the best they can be. Some soccer managers have made more of a mark on the sport than others.
At the beginning of his career, Jürgen Klopp brought Borussia Dortmund league titles in 2011 and 2012 as well as the German Cup in 2012. Under his management, Klopp reestablished Dortmund as a major team in European football. He did this by hand-picking players to assemble a team that was a force to reckoned with, opting for a quick style of counter-attacking soccer. Most notable, Jürgen Klopp led Dortmund through a 28-match unbeaten streak in 2012.
Jose Mourinho began his managerial career with Benfica in the early 2000s. Since then, he began breaking records left and right. Mourinho is one of only five coaches to have won the Champions League with two clubs. He lifted league titles in Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain, which also made him one of only another five to have lifted league titles in four different countries.
Rinus Michels was a former Ajax striker who went on to manage the Netherlands. Under Michel’s management, they went on to win an international trophy in the 1988 European Championships. He is most known for lifting the Ajax out of the doldrums and turning them into a soccer powerhouse. With Michels as their manager, they won four Eredivisie titles and invented the Total Football style of play.
Sir Alex Ferguson
Arguably the greatest soccer manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United. Although Ferguson was once close to losing his job due to a mid-table slump for a second consecutive season, he was able to make his mark in the world of soccer. Kickstarting the most dominant period in English soccer history, Sir Alex Ferguson has an astounding 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League trophies under his record-breaking 26-year career with United.