Diego Simeone in the bench of Atlético de Madrid


Simeone, the best elected coach above Guardiola and Klopp

Published:14/01/2021 - 20:29h

Updated:14/01/2021 - 20:29h

The International Federation of History and Statistical of Football (IFFHS) chose to Diego Pablo Simeone like the most stood out of the decade with 152 points, eight more than Pep Guardiola

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Diego the 'Cholo' Simeone was chosen like the best trainer of clubs of the last decade (2011-2020) by the International Federation of History and Statistical of Football (IFFHS). The technician of the Athletic of Madrid obtained a total of 152 points, what sufficed him to surpass to his escorts Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp with 144 and 105 points, respectively. In this vote took into account so much the 'Top-20' of every year, like the punctuations.

The 'Cholo' great 502 duels contested to the control of the bench of the team 'colchonero', the second with the highest figure afterwards of Luis Aragonese, with a bagaje of 302 victories, 118 ties and 82 defeats. They subtract him 110 to equalise to the legend of the institution rojiblanca, that comandó to the Athletic in 612 parties.

Until the moment, Simeone has conquered seven titles with the Athletic: A League, a Glass of Rey, two Europe League, two Supercopas of Europe and one of Spain. Besides, it carried to the team to two finals of the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.

With his particular style of game, Simeone has been signalled and praised by the rigorous defensive game implemented in the Athletic of Madrid, that has resulted him to carry to the club to the highest of the maximum competition to level of clubs of the world, although the 'Orejona' has escaped him in both opportunities.

The big technicians that remained left behind

The result surprises when noticing that technicians that have won it everything with his respective clubs during his career, remained left behind in the table. Pep Guardiola, considered by many like the best trainer, remained in the second place, and in the third square situated the strategist that carried to the European cusp to the Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp.

José Mourinho, Maximiliano Allegri, Unai Emery, Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, Mauritius Pochettino and the trainer of River Plate of Argentina, Marcelo Gallardo, conform the Top 10 of the Federation that stood out to the best technicians of the decade.


  1. Diego Pablo Simeone 152 points
  2. Pep Guardiola 144 points
  3. Jürgen Klopp 105 points
  4. José Mourinho 91 points
  5. Massimiliano Allegri 77 points
  6. Unai Emery 70 points
  7. Zinedine Zidane 59 points
  8. Carlo Ancelotti 57 points
  9. Mauritius Pochettino 56 points
  10. Marcelo Gallardo 56 points
  11. Antonio Conte 53 points
  12. Claudio Ranieri 36 points
  13. Alex Ferguson 35 points
  14. Luis Enrique 35 points
  15. Jupp Heynckes 34 points
  16. Ernesto Valverde 26 points
  17. Arsene Wenger 25 points
  18. Leonardo Jardim 25 points
  19. Jesse Marsch 22 points
  20. Laurent Blanc 21 points

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