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Diego Simeone named IFFHS manager of the decade

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It has been an incredible decade for Atletico Madrid and their long-term boss Diego Simeone has now been crowned the best manager in football over that time.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has chosen Simeone as the best coach in football over the past decade.

Simeone (152 points) pipped Pep Guardiola (144 points) to the award, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp third on 105 points.

Simeone’s most famed moment was the 2014 La Liga title – the club’s first since 1996 – while reaching four European finals; winning two Europa League crowns in 2012 and 2018, whilst losing out to Real Madrid in the 2014 and 2016 Champions League deciders.

The Argentine has overseen a remarkable 502 matches for Los Rojiblancos, winning 302 of those matches with 118 draws and just 82 losses – a win rate of 60.16 percent.

The other managers in top 10 are;

2. Josep Guardiola – 144 points

3. Jürgen Klopp – 105 points

4. Jose Mourinho  – 91 points

5. Massimiliano Allegri – 77 points

6. Unai Emery – 70 points

7. Zinedine Zidane – 59 points

8. Carlo Ancelotti – 57 points

9. Mauricio Pochettino – 56 points

10. Marcelo Gallardo

Credit – Football Espana

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