For those whose clubs are currently struggling in the ongoing 2020-2021 season and feel the problem lies in the hands of their current managers, some top football coaches are available for appointment.
Currently, four top football coaches are without jobs and might jump on any suitable offer that comes their way especially during the forthcoming winter transfer window. These coaches have proven themselves at the highest level of the game, especially in European club football.
Those top football coaches include Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri, Maurizio Sarri, and Lucien Favre. A look at the profile of these football coaches showed that they have all tested their coaching ability at the highest level of club football.
To appreciate the capacity of these football coaches, a look at their profile will go a long way to convince boards of clubs to consider them for an appointment if the need arises in their clubs.
Below are the profile of the available top football coaches in the world:
- Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino is a 48-year-old Argentine football manager who started his coaching career in January 2009 with Espanyol.
After spending four years at Espanyol, he was appointed the manager of Southampton which he led to an eighth-place finish in the 2013–2014 season – the club’s highest league position since 2002–2003 season.
His impressive stats at Southampton earned him a job at Tottenham Hotspur which he led to three successive third-place finish in the league. He also led the club to the UEFA Champions League final in 2019.
Unfortunately for him, a poor run of games in the league forced the club to sack him in the early stage of the 2019-2020 season. Since then, he has remained jobless.
- Massimiliano Allegri
Massimiliano Allegri is one of the most established top football coaches in Europe. The 53-year-old Italian tactician started coaching in 2003 with low budget clubs in Italy before he went on to coach Sassuolo and led Cagliari to their best Serie A finish in nearly 15 years, winning the Panchina d’Oro Award for best Serie A coach in 2009.
Afterward, he moved to Milan where he won the Serie A title for the first time in his coaching career. After four years at Milan, he joined Juventus before the commencement of the 2014-2015 season.
Massimiliano Allegri enjoyed the best of his coaching career at Juventus where he became the first coach in the history of club football in the top five leagues in Europe to win the league title four successive times.
Despite this achievement, Allegri left Juventus in 2019 with a winning ratio of 70.48% which has never been surpassed by any coach before and after him at Juventus.
- Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri is one of the few top football coaches in the world that did not play professional football but went on to become a known football manager. The 61-year-old former banker started coaching professionally in 2005 with a Serie B club Pescara.
Afterward, the Italian coach led Empoli to gain promotion to Serie A. His performance with Empoli inspired Napoli to appoint him in 2015. He led Napoli to finish second in the league during the 2017-2018 season. Then, he joined Chelsea where he won the UEFA Europa League with the Premier League club before he was sacked in 2019.
He immediately got appointed by Juventus where he struggled with the Serie A club in the Champions League but ended up winning the Serie A title at the end of the 2019-2020 season. However, winning the league title was not good enough, and had to be sacked in 2020.
4. Lucien Favre
Lucien Favre started his coaching career in 1991 with Echallens. The 63-year-old Swiss tactician helped the club to gain promotion in 1993.
Lucien Favre went on to coach a couple of clubs in Switzerland before he switched to Bundesliga by coaching Hertha BSC in 2007. With a very low budget, he helped the club to finish 4th on the league table in the 2008-2009 season.
On 14 February 2011, he was named Borussia Mönchengladbach and qualified the club for the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League campaign. He went on to coach Nice in 2016 and helped the club to finish 3rd on the league table.
This encouraged Borussia Dortmund to appoint him on 22 May 2018. While at the club, he helped the club to enjoy 15 unbeaten run and finish second in the 2019-2020 season. The club sacked him on 13 December 2020 due to a poor run of games.