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Diego Simeone Pipps Guardiola and Klopp To Be Crowned Manager Of The Decade


Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has seen off competition from the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho to be crowned football coach of the decade.

International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) named Simeone manager of the decade after amassing a total of 152 points besting rivals Pep Guardiola who has 144 points and Jurgen Klopp third on 105 points. The result was determined by every manager's ranking each year between 2011 and 2020, with points assigned based on their yearly finishes.

In over 500 games, the 50-year-old Argentine has transformed Atletico Madrid to both Spanish and European powerhouse in that period and has won silverware first as a player and a manager.

According to IFFHS, the top 10 rankings is listed thus:

Diego SIMEONE    Argentina    152

Josep GUARDIOLA    Spain.   144

Jürgen KLOPP    Germany.   105

Jose MOURINHO    Portugal    91

Maximiliano ALLEGRI    Italy      77

Unaï EMERY    Spain     70

Zinedine ZIDANE     France     59

Carlo ANCELOTTI    Italy      57

Mauriccio POCHETTINO    Argentina    56

Marcelo GALLARDO     Argentina    56