Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Bruno Génésio, Leonardo Jardim and 2018 World Cup winner Didier Deschamps. These are some of the most elite coaches currently taking their trade on the dugout. Who through different paths and roads climbed up the ladder into the very pinnacle joining an exclusive club of elite managers around the globe. Learning how to maintain a locker room of big egos and personalities and having them buy into and perform your interpretation of how football should be played is an art in itself.
Being a soccer manager in today's world has undoubtedly been made more difficult by today's media. With sports journalist's and former players seemingly not holding back when scrutinizing a manager's decision. A legacy such as the one Sir Alex Ferguson's historic 26 years with Manchester United, which included 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles among other, is a long forgotten trade.
A manager's lifespan is usually around two to four years. With respective club hierarchies never second guessing laying down the axe when things start to go wrong.
A successful and respected coach requires not only a level of pedigree but the skill of man management. For example, it's highly unlikely Atletico's Madrid high-intensity defensive minded approach would be carried out by the squad if Diego Simeone wasn't in the dugout. His world renowned high intensity training sessions which ends up leaving players exhausted is only completed due to the players respect and trust on El Cholo Simeone.
Today. we've seen an emergence of young mavericks taking their dig at the dugout. Some have been proven to be short-lived, such as Gary Neville's Valencia tenure, but others have proven to be successful with a certain level of success in their short managerial careers. In here I take a look at four of the best young managers currently taking their crack at the dugout.
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