With the end of the Eurocup, the season 2020/21. These have been the best coaches of the course at continental level:
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A coach who will hardly forget this 202/21 season will be Julian Nagelsmann. He had already come from putting RB Leipzig in the Champions semi-finals last year, and in this one he has not done badly. Runners-up in the Bundesliga, only behind the unbeatable Bayern Munich. A Bayern that he will coach this season, after the departure of Flick and the club’s payment of the 25 million of its clause.
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In just 3 seasons, Brendan Rodgers has made Leicester one of the most ‘noble’ teams in the Premier. This year he finished his great performance with the victory in the FA Cup final against Chelsea (1-0) and was about to round it off with the qualification for the Champions League. However, they were cruelly escaped again on the last day. Something that does not cloud the tremendous work of the Northern Irishman
Javier Zanetti, Antonio Conte, Gabriele Oriali / Jonathan Moscrop / Getty Images
Despite the ups and downs throughout the year, Conte’s course with Inter Milan is noteworthy. Ending a drought of 11 seasons without achieving the Scudetto serves to enter this ranking. A shame for him that due to the financial difficulties of the club he cannot continue next season
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In March 2020, just before the pandemic, Sporting trusted him and removed him from Sporting Braga. A year and a half later, he returned a league title to the lions after almost 20 years of drought and only lost 1 game, when they were already champions. One of the sensations of the season, and that he is only 36 years old.
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For Villarreal it has been a historic season. Those from Castellón won the first title in their history, after defeating Manchester United against the odds in the final of the Europa League (1-1 and 11-10 on penalties). The name of Unai Emery, who thus won the fourth for him, will forever remain in the club’s memory. The extra prize is that they will play the Champions League this season.
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Years go by and Guardiola continues to accumulate titles. 31 already accumulates in just 13 seasons as a coach. In this he has added with City a Premier that he won several days in advance and a Carabao Cup in which he defeated Tottenham (1-0). The pity for him is that he missed the Champions League in the final
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The Galtier thing is a real feat. In his fourth season at the helm of Lille, the Frenchman managed to snatch Ligue 1 from the almighty Paris Saint Germain. With Yilmaz as the star, they barely beat the whole of the capital by 1 point. The strange thing is that he did not renew and this season he will not continue as a team coach, but it is already in the history of the club
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Diego Simeone has not only been one of the coaches of the season. The IFFHS elected him the Coach of the Decade in January of this year. If we add to that that he won the league title for Atlético de Madrid, the second he has achieved in his ten years as a rojiblanco coach, it seems inevitable that he will have a place on this list.
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Mancini joined the Azzurri team three years ago, after the disaster of missing the World Cup in Russia. In this time he has built an already champion team. They have not lost a game since September 2018, they have already accumulated 32 and have rejuvenated a team that just two days ago was proclaimed European champion 53 years after the first time.
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Tuchel’s season at Chelsea has certainly been one to frame. He took the team at Christmas, after Lampard’s dismissal and in a delicate situation. In the end he qualified for the Champions League and although he lost the FA Cup final against Leicester (1-0), he ended the year with the highest continental title, the second in the club’s history. They defeated City de Guardiola in the final (1-0).