5 of the best managerial appointments in the last decade
The modern idea of football is extremely different to what it was a decade ago. The sport has evolved in a strange way which has both amused and bemused the viewers. It is purely a result based industry now where it would be quite sensational to find a club sharing the idea of an 'Arsenal-Wenger' type romance with its manager.
Managers are hired and fired consistently in search of glory; just ask Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked twice within 12 months.
However, some managerial appointments turned out to be quite remarkable. With these managers in the dug-out, their teams went on to achieve great heights, and lift some major silverware.
On that note, here are five of the best managerial appointments made over the last decade.
#5 Luis Enrique - FC Barcelona
Enrique was appointed to take up the top job at the Camp Nou after a dreadful 2013-14 season under Gerardo Tata Martino. The Spaniard took the office on 19 May 2014.
In his first season in charge, the boss won the treble with the Catalan club and rescued the club from misery. Notably, the star forward line of Messi, Suarez and Neymar caused havoc in opposing defenses on their way to glory.
However, his non tiki-taka brand of football was not well received by the players and the fans. It was reported that a few players had also fallen out with him.
In his second spell in charge, Enrique inspired the team to a domestic double but constantly kept losing the dressing room battles.
On 1 March 2017, Enrique announced his departure from the club when his contract was due to expire at the end of the season. Barcelona ended the 2016-17 season with only the Copa del Rey, and it appeared to be in the best interest of both parties that a new manager was appointed.
Nevertheless, Enrique won almost 76 percent of his games while in office at the club. He remains one of the best managers to have taken up a job in Spain.