The 20 best coaches in world football

What would football be without the coaches? Sure, players like Bobby Charlton, Pelé, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and others are great, but the strategy and motivation that the boss brings is undeniable.

Managers come and go, but a handful of them become key elements of the club or national team they are in charge of.

Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola, Matt Bubsy are just some of these masterminds of world football.

Franz Beckenbauer

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The Emperor was one of the best players in the world, but Franz Beckenbauer had some success as a manager too.

He's the only person to have won the World Cup as captain and coach, after hoisting the trophy in his own country in 1974 and again in Italy in 1990.

Beckenbauer's managerial style focused on savoring the game and encouraging his players not to concede a single goal.

He translated his charisma and leadership from the pitch to the locker room, which helped him lead Olympique de Marseille to the the Ligue 1 title in the 1990/1991 season, win the 1993-1994 Bundesliga and the 1995-1996 UEFA Cup on the sideline for Bayern Munich.

Sir Matt Busby

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A standard bearer of Manchester United, Sir Matt Busby managed to put the Red Devils atop the table in two periods: the early 50's and the late 60's.

The team was called the Busby Babes, due to the young players that he coached, including Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards. The club was en route to a golden era, but eight footballers were killed in the Munich tragedy.

After a lot of effort, Matt built a brand new team and led the club to two more First Division titles. He had already won three, plus a European Cup.

He's part of the English and European Halls of Fame, inducted into both under the coach category.

Fabio Capello