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Guardiola ranked best coach in the world; Zinedine drops down to third

Guardiola ranked best coach in the world; Zinedine drops down to third

JAVIER GANDUL

DIARIO AS

According to Coach Reputation Ranking's study, the Manchester City coach is now the best coach in the world while Real Madrid's Zidane drops to third.

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola has knocked Zinedine Zidane off top spot in the Coach Reputation Ranking Global Top 10 for the 2018/19 season. Guardiola became the first manager in English football history to complete a domestic treble, guiding City to the Premier League, EFL Carabao Cup and FA Cup. His City side clinched the league with 98 points - the second highest points total in history. His team also reached the quarter finals of the Champions League only to be pipped to a place in the next round by Tottenham.

Top marks for Pep

In the ranking, Guardiola  its top with 82.8 out of a possible 100 points, just behind him is Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp on 80 points, third is Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane with 77.6 points and he is followed by former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri (75.7) and  Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino (73.6) - according to a study by independent consultants Comunicar es Ganar (Communicating is winning).

New in at No.2, Liverpool's Jügen Klopp.

"Despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League and the increasing competitiveness in the English game, Guardiola has managed to hold onto his place in the top 5. Manchester City's consistency and his great influence in the world of football are two of the factors which have enabled him to end the season as the most highly reputed coach right now", explained Mario G. Gurrionero, who was involved in compiing statistics for the study.

Two other Spanish coaches appear in the Global Top 10: Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona) in seventh and Unai Emery (Arsenal) in eighth.