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Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as the most successful club manager of all time. During 26 years with Manchester United, he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles. He was knighted in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to the game.

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André Villas-Boas

André Villas-Boas never played football professionally, but has succeeded in creating a career as a top-flight football manager. Since 2009 he has managed teams in Portugal, England, Russia and China, securing an impressive collection of domestic and European honours.

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Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte began his managerial career in 2006 in the Italian lower divisions at Arezzo and Bari, winning promotion to the top flight with the latter, and was briefly employed by Atalanta before he further enhanced his reputation by guiding Siena into Serie A. That was the cue for Juventus to come calling for their former player, as did the Italy national team three years later when they handed him control of the Azzurri in 2014. He moved to Chelsea in 2016 and guided the team to Premier League and FA Cup triumphs.

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Chris Hughton

As a player Chris Hughton was a UEFA Cup winner and a double FA Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur. He has been successful in a number of high profile coaching and managerial roles, including spells at Tottenham, the Republic of Ireland, Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Nine times a winner of the Championship Manager of the Month award, he also picked up the Championship LMA Manager of the Year award twice, in 2010 while at Newcastle and in 2016 for his work at Brighton.

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Claudio Ranieri

With a managerial career that has seen him take charge of 17 teams over more than 30 years there can be few with as much experience as Ranieri. Popular with players and media alike, the Italian has built a solid reputation as a manager with a capacity to nurture youth, motivate his players and manage squads full of big names.

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Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare moved into coaching after a playing career of over 500 games, and since 2006 has occupied a number of assistant manager and 1st team coach positions. He assisted Claudio Ranieri in Leicester City's incredible Premier League winning 2015-2016 season and took on the manager's role after the Italian was sacked in 2017.

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Dave Beasant

Currently the goalkeeping coach for Sky Bet Championship club Reading, Beasant has worked at Fulham, Bristol Rovers, Stevenage, the Glenn Hoddle Academy, and with the Northern Ireland international team.

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David Moyes

David Moyes began his managerial career with Preston North End in 1998. He went on to manage Everton for 11 years, Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sunderland and Westham. Moyes has won the League Managers Association Manager of the Year award a record three times (in 2003, 2005 and 2009). He is also on the committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity.

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Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe has spent the majority of his career, as both player and manager, at AFC Bournemouth on the south coast of England. As manager he has guided The Cherries from the fourth tier of the English League to the top flight and established them as a Premier League team.

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Gus Poyet

After spells as assistant manager at Swindon Town, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur, Gus Poyet moved into the head role at Brighton and Hove Albion in 2009. His time on the south coast saw Poyet guide Brighton to promotion from League One and receive the League One Manager of the Year award. Poyet has also managed in Greece, France, Spain and China.

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Guus Hiddink

Since becoming a manager in 1987, Dutchman Guus Hiddink has created an illustrious career leading clubs and countries across the globe. He is The Netherland's most decorated club manager, has led both his home country and South Korea to the semi-finals of the World Cup and Russia to the last four of the European Championships.

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José Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has ascended from a coaching role in schools football to becoming one of the world's most recognisable football managers, winning the league in four different countries and landing the greatest prize of all, the UEFA Champions League, with two different clubs.

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Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp has a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking coaches in the game. The German's CV boasts promotion from 2. Bundesliga with Mainz; two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and a UEFA Champions League final appearance during a seven-year stint at Borussia Dortmund; and final appearances in both the Europa League and Champions League with Liverpool.

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Manuel Pellegrini

Chilean Manuel Pellegrini enjoyed a successful three years in charge of Manchester City, leading the club to the Barclays Premier League title in 2013/14 and the League Cup in 2013/14 and 2015/16. He joined City with a wealth of managerial experience accumulated in both South America and Europe, collecting numerous honours and accolades with River Plate, Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga. He also managed Hebei China Fortune in the Chinese Super League before returning to the Premier League with West Ham United.

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Mark Stimson

Stimson has already achieved three promotions during his managerial career and has also won The FA trophy on three occasions. Previously, Stimson reinforced his rising stock in management by guiding Gillingham back into League One in 2009. It was a third promotion for Stimson, who previously lifted Grays Athletic two levels to the Conference.

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Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes has followed up a trophy-laden playing career by making his mark as a manager. The former Manchester United striker took an unusual route by starting as an international boss with Wales, then moved into club management where he has developed a reputation for guiding "unfashionable" teams into the upper echelons of the Premier League.

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Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy enjoyed a distinguished playing career that included 57 caps for the Republic of Ireland. His managerial career began at Millwall in 1992 and has taken in long stints at Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town. Mick also managed his national team with distinction, guiding the Republic of Ireland to the 2002 World Cup finals.

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Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon started his management career at Celtic in 2010 and has gone on to manage Bolton Wanderers and Hibernian. His honours include Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup wins with Celtic, and the Scottish Championship title with Hibs.

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Neil Cutler

After making the transition into coaching, he initially worked as a goalkeeping coach at Bury and then at Scunthorpe United. He subsequently spent nearly five years at Walsall, serving as head goalkeeping coach and first team coach, before returning to West Bromwich Albion in January 2018.

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Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock is one of English soccer's most enduring managers. Since 1980 Warnock has overseen 15 clubs across all divisions and has been at the helm for a record eight promotions.

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Roberto Mancini

Since taking the reins at Fiorentina in 2001, Roberto Mancini has proved himself to be an accomplished trophy collector, winning domestic cups or titles in most seasons of his managerial career. Notably he guided Internazionale to three consecutive Serie A titles and Manchester City to their first league title in 44 years.

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Roy Hodgson

Hodgson is a vastly experienced manager whose career spans no fewer than 20 managerial appointments across eight countries. The multi-lingual Londoner has earned an international reputation as a coach, with posts including the England and Switzerland national teams.

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Sam Allardyce

One of the most respected and experienced managers in English football, Sam Allardyce has taken charge of almost 500 Premier League matches during 15 seasons in the top-flight. Renowned for his ability to get the best out of players, he is also a forward-thinking manager, pioneering in his use of innovative technology and analysis tools to enhance team performance.

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Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche was appointed as manager of Burnley in October 2012 having previously taken charge at Watford, where he progressed to the role of first-team manager having been youth team coach and assistant manager. Dyche has also been involved with the England Under-21 team back in 2012 as a temporary member of the backroom staff. As a player, Dyche spent the majority of his career with Chesterfield, captaining their promotion-winning team in 1995. He also achieved promotions with Millwall and Bristol City.

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Steve Bruce

After a 20-year stint as a player, which included great success with Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Bruce has forged an admirable coaching career that has taken in eight clubs and seen four promotions and a trip to the FA Cup final.

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Steve Lomas

Lomas, a holder of the Uefa Pro License, quickly established himself as one of the emerging young managers in the game after guiding St Johnstone to European qualification for two consecutive seasons, including their highest ever finish in the SPL, where they finished third in 2012/13.

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Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis obtained his FA coaching badge at age 19, followed by his UEFA 'A' licence aged 21 – making him one of the youngest professional players ever to have completed the qualification. He had a 17-year playing career in the game before entering management in 1992. By September 2016, Tony reached his 1000th game in football management and was inducted into the LMA Hall of Fame.

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