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Nine managers who have never been sacked

Asier Garitano

The Spanish coach, currently at Real Sociedad, lasted the course at all five of his previous clubs: Alicante, Castellón, Orihuela, Alcoyano and Leganés.

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Luis Enrique

The current Spain manager previously coached Barcelona B, Roma, Celta and Barcelona.

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Diego Simeone

The Atlético boss has settled into a long career with the Rojiblancos and although not nearly as successfully he previously held the tiller at Racing Club, Estudiantes de la Plata, River Plate, San Lorenzo and Catania.

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Zinedine Zidane

The record-breaking Frenchman voluntarily left Castilla to take over at Real Madrid, and then stepped down after landing a third consecutive Champions League.

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Pep Guardiola

The Spanish tactician has left all of his jobs prior to taking the reins at Manchester City: Barcelona B, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

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Pablo Machín

The highly rated Spaniard, who is currently leading Sevilla's title tilt, worked his way up to his first big job via Numancia and Girona.

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Jürgen Klopp

The Liverpool boss spent seven years at Borussia Dortmund before moving to Anfield, having previously coached Mainz 05.

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Marcelo Gallardo

The current River Plate manager was previously in charge at Nacional de Montevideo.

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Didier Deschamps

The Les Bleus manager has enjoyed a remarkably sack-free career, passing through Monaco, Juventus, and Marseille before leading France to World Cup glory last summer.

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