4 most successful Barcelona managers of all time
FC Barcelona are one of the most iconic clubs in the world, with their blue, red and maroon stripes instantly recognizable anywhere in the world.
With over 90 trophies won, the Blaugrana are the most successful side in European football history and have blessed us with some of the most legendary players throughout the history of the game, while the club stadium Camp Nou is one of the biggest and most intimidating stadiums in the world.
In La Masia, Barcelona has arguably the best football academy in the world and the school has helped produce legendary players who have helped shape the history of the beautiful game.
Over the last decade, Barcelona have dominated the footballing landscape and have arguably been the best club in that timeframe, as they have conquered all before them led by the alien in human form Lionel Messi.
Some legendary managers have had the privelege of coaching Barcelona and while some of them had disastrous spells, others stamped their names in the annals of the club. In this piece, we take a look at the four most successful managers of all time at Barcelona in terms of trophies won.
#4 Ferdinand Daucik 1950-1954 (8 trophies)
The late Slovak was a former player who managed numerous clubs in La Liga, but achieved his best spell while he was in charge of Barcelona.
He owes his appointment as Barcelona coach to his brother-in-law Ladislao Kubala who is a Barcelona legend and the club's former record goalscorer before none other than Lionel Messi.
Kubala was spotted while playing for Hungaria (an amateur team made up of refugees and coached by Daucik), by the chief scout of Barcelona and as part of the deal to take him to Barca, it was agreed that Daucik would take the reins at the club.
It was to prove to be a masterstroke, as Daucik guided the club to one of its most successful periods, helping it win consecutive La Liga titles as well as the Copa Generalismo (now Copa del Rey) in 1952 and 1953.
The team comprised of great players such as Kubala, Nicolai Simatoc, Juan Zambudio Valesco, Antoni Ramallets and Joan Segarra.
He left Barcelona at the expiration of his contract in 1954 having clashed with several players, but departed the club with eight trophies in the bag - 2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Latin Cup.
Upon his departure from Nou Camp, he went on to manage numerous other La Liga teams including Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao (winning another double with the latter in 1956) as well as other clubs on the continent such as Porto.