#1 Jose Mourinho
As far as announcements to a global audience go, few if any can beat Jose Mourinho's first press conference after being unveiled as Chelsea's manager.
During the telecast, the Setubal native unabashedly declared himself as the 'Special One'. This was a moniker that was to stick with him over the next 15 years.
Mourinho had earlier announced himself to English fans when he did an infuriating knee slide at a packed Old Trafford. This was after he had guided an unfancied Porto to a win over Manchester United en route their improbable Champions League triumph in 2004.
With Chelsea, Mourinho went on to live up to his Special One tag and rewrote the record books. His Blues side won consecutive Premier League titles in record-breaking fashion.
Further successful stints followed at Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United. And even though his spell at Old Trafford ended acrimoniously, the 56-year-old has not ruled himself out of a return to top-level management.
With 25 major trophies won, there are only a handful of coaches throughout history who can match Mourinho's success as a manager. His in-depth analysis as a pundit shows that he has not lost his tactical acumen, and it would not be a surprise if he does return to the dugout sooner rather than later.