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Sportskeeda's 10 best football managers of the year 2015

  • From winning trebles to saving clubs from relegation, pick your best manager in 2015!
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Modified 28 Dec 2015, 01:49 IST

As another year comes to an end, we take a look back at the 12 months gone by and recognize the best players and managers who have performed well in the calendar year. With teams winning trophies, doubles and even trebles, there have been a number of high-performing players and managers who deserve all the accolades that come their way. Looking at the calendar year 2015, we have shortlisted 10 of the best managers this year. The players appear in no particular order.Who is your pick? Remember to vote at the end of the article.

#1 Jorge Sampaoli - Chile

Jorge Sampaoli Chile
Jorge Sampaoli lead Chile to the Copa America title

“You try to inspire in them a love of the shirt derived of enjoyment, not obligation.”

That was Jorge Sampaoli’s philosophy when he took over Chile in 2012. The 55-year-old Argentine manager now has the respect of the Chilean people after the country won its first ever international trophy – the Copa America, 99 years after taking part in the first edition.

Chile played an electrifying brand of football and were unlucky to be eliminated in the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup. But with the Copa America on home soil, Chile would win the title without losing a game. Along the way, they beat Uruguay in the quarter-final and Argentina in the final on penalties. 

The team’s high pressing ideals of the team were never forsaken and the ability to switch tactics to take on a particular opposition (Lionel Messi struggled in the final as he was marked out) saw the fearless side go all the way. 

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Published 13 Dec 2015, 17:23 IST
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