Not so long ago, France Football compiled a list of the biggest football clubs in the world.
Few agreed with their selection, and that was always going to be the case because these things are far too subjective.
Clearly not too bruised by the reaction to that, they’ve now compiled a list of the Top 50 managers of all time, and reaction is already just as mixed.
Some Leeds United managers may be disappointed there’s no Don Revie in the list, but there ia a place for the current man in charge.
Marcelo Bielsa scrapes into the Top 50, put at 48 and one place ahead of former Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte.
Whilst the Argentine is obviously doing a good job with Leeds United this season, he’s not in the selection for his Championship efforts.
Bielsa’s approach to management and influence on many other coaches, and how highly former contacts think of him, helps his overall influence on the game as a whole. All of that is partly the reason Leeds United have been getting so much attention around the football world since their manager arrived.
In first place in France Football’s list is Rinus Michels, with the Dutchman best known for his spells at Ajax, Barcelona and with the Netherlands national team. Sir Alex Ferguson is second, and Arrigo Sacchi third.
The full Top 50 can be seen below.