Its that time lads. Time for another Adawg’s top 5. This is going to be a coaching special since TwoFootTalk co-host in training Mr. Tyler Bond is a coach himself. This week I am covering Adawg’s favorite coaches of all time.
#5 Thomas Tuchel
The Paris Saint-Germain steller coach Thomas Tuchel comes in at number 5 on my list. Before landing a job at PSG Thomas was very successful at finding young talent. He worked with youth teams on VfB Stuttgart and FC Augsburg. He made his Bundesliga debut when being promoted to Mainz 05 in 2009. While everyone knows Thomas as the PSG coach, he is arguably the best at bringing young talent into the pros.
#4 Carlo Ancelotti
Coming in at number 4 on my list is Carlo Ancelotti. Carlo has been on multiple legendary squads and has been very successful. Carlo has won the FIFA Club World Cup twice and has won the UEFA Champions League three times. Carlo had great results coaching Milan and Real Madrid. He is currently coaching Everton F.C. at the moment.
#3 Ottmar Hitzfeld
Number 3 on the list is Ottmar Hitzfeld. The General is arguably the best German coach of all time. He has 18 major titles under his belt and most of those were with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He has won World Coach of the Year twice and has records set for winning the UEFA Champions League with two clubs.
#2 Bruce Arena
That’s right lads the best USA coach comes in at number 2. Bruce Arena who sits in the National Soccer Hall of Fame winning a grand total of 5 MLS Cup titles. He was also the head coach during the amazing World Cup runs in the early and mid-2000s. He is the longest lasting American coach and has done wonders for the collegiate stage as well.
#1 Zinedine Zidane
Everyone knows who the best coach is so I will keep it short and simple. That’s right, its Zinedine Zidane. I would say best coach in futbol but its not fubol… its La Liga. Zinedine has won the LaLiga Santander 11 times and not to mention the Ol’ Big Ears three seasons straight. Zinedine Zidane has coached and help guide the best defender and striker of all time. While people will judge him for having all the talent in the world, my question is how come Ernesto Valverde isn’t in the top 100? That’s right give me Zinedine Zidane at number one. Too Fast. Too Strong.
Written by: Alex “A-Dawg” Meinhart