Jose Mourinho named the best coach of 21st century ahead legendary trio

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Dom Le Roy

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has controversially named Jose Mourinho as the best coach of the 21st century ahead of the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger. 

Mourinho has not been as successful during the last half a decade as he was during his heyday. 

Even though he led Manchester United to respective Europa League and League Cup triumphs, his time at Old Trafford is still considered by many to be a failure

The Portuguese coach is now coming under massive pressure at Spurs in light of the team’s poor form over the past couple of months, with reports suggesting that the North Londoners could sack the 58-year-old if the club’s fortunes do not change in the next couple of weeks. 

However, despite his recent challenges, IFFHS have revealed that Mourinho is the best performing coach of the last two decades according to their data.

The organisation yearly decides on the world’s best coach and has now combined these annual statistics and the points scored by each manager to deduce that Mourinho is top of the tree since 2001.

Germany coach Joachim Low is in second spot, with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson in third.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola came out fourth and former Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger completed the top five. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Looking at Jose’s managerial record, I believe there can be no debate on the fact that he has been the best coach since the turn of the century. What he achieved with Porto, Inter Milan (and arguably his first spell at Chelsea) was quite sensational.

However, that is not to say that he is the best coach in the world at the moment. It is fair to say that the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have left the Tottenham boss behind. That is what happens during Mourinho’s time at Spurs will go a long way towards defining his legacy.

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