Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it has produced many outstanding and energetic coaches.
It has the most attractive coaches, which is one of the reasons why the game draws the most spectators. The game is popular among both children and young adults.
Here are the 5 most handsome football coaches in the world:
1. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
Mikel Arteta Amatriain is a Spanish professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Premier League club Arsenal.
Born in San Sebastián, Arteta began his senior career at Barcelona in 1999, but limited playing time led to a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2001.
He then signed for Rangers, winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish League Cup double in his debut season.
After a brief return to hometown club Real Sociedad, Arteta joined Everton on loan in 2005, he later signed permanently.
He signed for Arsenal in 2011, where he won two FA Cups and served as captain from 2014 until his retirement in 2016. Arteta represented Spain through several youth levels, but never played for the senior national team.
After retiring, he was appointed as an assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. In 2019, he returned to Arsenal as manager and won the FA Cup in his first year.
2. Diego Simeone – Atletico Madrid
Diego Pablo Simeone González, nicknamed El Cholo, is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder; he has been the manager of Atlético Madrid since December 2011.
As a manager, Simeone has coached Argentine sides Racing Club, Estudiantes de La Plata, River Plate, and San Lorenzo and Italian club Catania before joining Spanish club Atlético Madrid in 2011.
He won the Argentine Primera Division both with Estudiantes and River Plate and has had his biggest managerial success with Atlético Madrid, winning La Liga twice, the Copa del Rey, two UEFA Europa Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, as well as being runner-up of the UEFA Champions League twice.
Simeone is the longest-serving manager in La Liga, having stayed over a decade at Atlético.
3. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City
Josep “Pep” Guardiola Sala is a Spanish professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Premier League club Manchester City.
After a sabbatical period, Bayern Munich announced Guardiola would join the club as manager in 2013. Guardiola won the Bundesliga every season as Bayern manager, as well as two domestic doubles.
He left the Bavarians for Manchester City in 2016, and guided them to a Premier League title in his second campaign in charge, breaking numerous domestic records as the team became the first to attain 100 league points.
He won a second consecutive Premier League and EFL Cup the following season, as well as the FA Cup, becoming the first manager to win the domestic treble in English men’s football.
Guardiola won his third Premier League title in 2021, as well as guiding City to their first Champions League final where they lost to Chelsea.
4. José Mourinho
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH, is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Italian Serie A club Roma.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever.
Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 and rejoined Chelsea, where he won another league title and League Cup, but was dismissed in 2015 after a poor run of results.
In 2016, Mourinho was appointed at Manchester United, and won the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and FA Community Shield in his first season.
Mourinho was dismissed after Manchester United suffered a poor run of league results in 2018. In 2019, he became manager of Tottenham Hotspur, reaching the final of the League Cup in his second season but was dismissed in April 2021. He was soon hired by Roma.
5. Andre Villa Boas – Shanghai SIPG
Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas is a Portuguese football manager, who most recently was the manager of Ligue 1 club Marseille.
He is one of a growing number of top-level managers who have never played football professionally and one of the few managers to have never played beyond youth football.
Highlights in his career include an undefeated 2010/2011 season in the Primeira Liga with Porto, winning four trophies and becoming the youngest manager ever to win a European title in the process, helping Tottenham to their then-record tally of 72 points in the Premier League during the 2012/2013 season (the highest points for a team to finish outside the top four at the time) and three trophies during his spell with Zenit, achieving the fifth league title in the club’s history.