Top 5 most overhyped managers in football
The likes of Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho continued to affirm their position as Europe’s greatest managers, all winning different trophies for their respective clubs.
However, many other managers continued to fall in the estimation of the average football fan, emphasising their status as ‘overhyped’.
Here are 5 managers who fall into that category:
5) Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel is mainly overhyped for his time managing Borussia Dortmund, but, he was hardly successful during his reign at the club.
He boasts a 62.96% win percentage with his time at the club. However, Dortmund finished third in his second season, when they should have been Bayern Munich’s biggest challenges for the Bundesliga title.
Their expansive system meant they remained very weak defensively. In his second season, compared to his first, Dortmund finished 14 points worse off, lost two more games and conceded six more goals - finishing behind Bayern and newly-promoted RB Leipzig.
Yet, he looks favourite to succeed Ancelotti at Bayern, which seems quite ridiculous given his lack of success and Bayern’s stature as a club. The two do not compare.
Tuchel has spent just a few months out of management, but could be persuaded to take the Bayern job if it is offered to him. We will then really see if the German is overhyped, or worth the hype that surrounds him for his time at Dortmund.