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5 underrated managers who could make it big in the near future

With top clubs keeping their tabs open for recruiting new managers at the end of the season, here are five managers who can make the cut.

Top 5 / Top 10 06 Jan 2018, 00:37 IST

Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Final
Today's greats have all had humble beginnings
"Being a football manager is no fun at all. You have to put up with all the hassle. It is not surprising that so many turn grey or have heart attacks." – Ruud Gullit.

Managing a club can at times be a debilitating process. At the same time, it could be all over in the blink of an eye. The impact created by managers on clubs can hardly be understated. The man on the touchline is arguably the most important person at a football club.

This season, managerial battles have received much of the spotlight. Several managers have already been sacked and have taken up duties elsewhere. Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson, Johan Cruyff and Arsene Wenger are a few managers that come to light in discussion on the greatest managers of all time. At some point in their careers, they would have been considered underrated.

This is a situation that a number of coaches face today. While Pep and Co. have received and continue to receive the credit they deserve, a few managers are still in the process of earning their reputation. Here we look at five underrated managers who could make it big in the near future.

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