Claudio Ranieri

Manager is the toughest job in the game of football as the coach will be held responsible for the glory as well as bad times. Being a manager takes a lot of hard work and brilliance as it is the hardest job in world’s most popular game.

There has been lot of managers across Europe who fight to get silverware at the end of the season but only a few succeed while others continue working hard. Here we look at the five best managers of the year 2016.

#5. Jurgen Klopp

The German tactician who has joined as Reds’ manager mid season last year have finally got the best out of the team in his second season in charge as he got the much needed players into the squad in the summer.

Despite taking over the squad of Brendan Rodgers, Klopp has managed to reach the finals of Europa League last season and have made a strong team that is looking to challenge for the Premier League this season.

#4. Pep Guardiola

The Spaniard had an impressive last season with Bayern Munich as he won a domestic double at the Allianz Arena. However, he was criticised for not making it to the finals of Champions League with Bayern as the German champions lost third time in a row to a Spanish opponent in the semifinals.

Taking over as Manchester City manager this season, Pep Guardiola has so far looked impressive and could soon stamp his style of play which could become a tough task for opponents to break the fluency of Citizens.

#3. Antonio Conte

The Italian manager have worked as the manager for the national team of Italy until Eiro 2016 as he helped the Azzurri to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament as they eventually lost to World Champions Germany.

After his impressive spell with Azzurri, Conte has changed the way Chelsea plays in the recent weeks as he has won 11 Premier League games in a row which helped Blues reach the top position in the league.

#2. Zinedine Zidane

The French midfield maestro was called upon to replace sacked Rafa Benetiz and Zidane has lived up to the task as he brought silverware to Los Blancos in no time.

Zidane has led Real Madrid to Champions league triumph coupled with Super Cup and FIFA club world cup. He has only lost twice across all competitions since taking over as manager at Real Madrid earlier this year.

Zinedine Zidane

#1. Claudio Ranieri

A unanimous vote as Claudio Ranieri did the unthinkable with limited resources and normal players. He has won the Premier League with Leicester City, a club that survived the relegation a season earlier.

Ranieri has been phenomenal with his tactics as he outfoxed every opposition in England apart from Arsenal as he created history with the Foxes.

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