5 greatest football managers of all time
#4. Vicente Del Bosque:
Vicente del Bosque is one of the most successful managers of all time and won every possible title at club and country level. He played for Spanish giants Real Madrid and started his coaching career in 1994. Del Bosque became the full-time coach of Real Madrid in 1999 and helped them become the greatest club team in the world in the early 2000s.
Real won the Champions League twice in 3 years from 1999-2000 to 2001-02, and also the La Liga title in 2000-01 and 2002-03. They beat Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League final in 1999-2000 and got the better of Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the final in 2001-02. Del Bosque became the manager of the Spanish national team in 2008 and helped them win their maiden World Cup title in 2010.
Del Bosque also won the European Championship with a dominant Spanish national team in 2012 by beating Italy 4-0 in the final. He stepped down as their manager after the 2014 World Cup. His man-management skills were exceptional, as he has handled a lot of superstars of World football in his coaching career. Players like Raul, Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Iker Casillas have played and thrived under him.Published 04 Mar 2019, 16:02 IST