Arsène Wenger is The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade !
A total of 176 coaches have featured in the ten annual votes for the each two world rankings - The World‘s best National Coach and the The World‘s best Club Coach. These 176 coaches come from 50 countries. The country with most coaches is Argentina (18), who have with Marcelo Bielsa and the not more active Carlos Bianchi among their best-placed coaches. Brazil with 16 follows, while the best European nations of coaches are: Spain (14) and France (14) ahead of Germany (13 and Silvia Neid), Italy (11) and the Netherlands (9). The following countries are represented with five and fewer coaches. It is notable that England is represented by only three coaches among the top 176 and the best-placed Englishman is Roy Hodgson on the 92nd place, while Italy has three coaches among the "Top 10".
The youngest coach among the "Top 10" is the 47-year-old Portuguese José Mourinho, who only begun work as a top coach in the year 2000 – but nevertheless has catapulted to 3rd place. He was highly successful in Portugal, England, and Italy, and now coaches Real Madrid CF. Only the votes in 2010 resulted in a decision that the overall winner is one of the two coaches, who have coached only one club throughout the decade. The 61-year-old Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC London) successful defended his lead ahead of Sir "Alex" Ferguson (Manchester United FC) and is The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001-2010). Although the Frenchman has until now never won the annual vote, he has been among the best-placed coaches every year. It is admirable, how he has repeatedly moulded young players into an attacking and technically brillant way of play. There is little doubt that the three first-placed coaches have had most influence on world football during the 1st Decade.
The World‘s best Coach of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century Arsène Wenger will be honoured on the occasion of the World Football Gala with a Certificate and a golden trophy.
Following the world ranking of the coaches of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century:
Coach Nationality ∑ Points
1. Arsène Wenger France 156
2. Sir Alexander Ferguson Scotland 148
3. José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Felix Portugal 135
4. Fabio Capello Italia 120
5. Guus Hiddink Nederland 112
6. Carlo Ancelotti Italia 108
7. Luiz Felipe Scolari Brasil 101
8. Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Argentina 101
9. Rafael Benítez España 97
10. Marcello Lippi Italia 88