Those will be waiting for so many on their phones that the boss panicked to call their number soon. Thomas Tuchel’s receiver may be very hot.
Here’s how we rank the best managers who are currently unemployed…
10) Other Boas Villas
AVB without a function, that’s what we know. Whether or not he wants to work again is rather less clear.
Vilas Bois made no secret of his intention to retire early. “Fifteen, that’s it,” he said while managing Chelsea in 2011. Since he’s been managing since 2009, he’s only left that out for a few years, even if he’s taken a few breaks along the way, transforming himself into personal ambitions. Like the Dakar Rally.
His last post was in Marseilles, A role he gave up in disgust with their transportation policy A recurring topic, it seems. Like many others before and after, he failed at Chelsea but has a 55% win percentage at Tottenham, marginally better than Mauricio Pochettino and only surpassed by Antonio Conte in the post-war era.
9) Jorge Sampaoli
The Chilean jumped ship from Marseille over the summer as the French side took time to replace some of the players who finished top of the rest behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
It was a tough party. In Sampaoli’s words: “I arrived in Marseille when the fans set the training center on fire. I joined a team that was badly beaten. We qualified for the Champions League by playing a certain way and in the next stage we needed more. The president said we cannot go too fast in The transfer market does not suit me.
Another student of Marcelo Bielsa, Sampaoli’s tally is high again after falling in the wake of Argentina’s failure at the 2018 World Cup. He landed a job managing Lionel Messi – something he struggled with – through success with Chile. His season and a bit with Marseille was the longest of five managerial positions he has held since then. Sampaoli has been linked with a return to Sevilla while Brighton has also been reported to have suspended him from training in the Premier League.
8) Rafael Benitez
Hindsight is 20/20 but Rafa at Everton has never looked fit. Should he be praised for taking the opportunity, or judged for not seeing the problems that lie ahead?
Either way, Benitez is on the market, and after giving an interview to Sky Sports this week, Looks like he wants to make himself visible For any boss looking for a steady hand.
Liverpool and Newcastle fans will surely attest to Rafa’s credentials. Real Madrid fans even less. But there is no doubting his credentials when it comes to organizing and preparing for the struggling team and making it more difficult to beat. It’s not for everyone in the modern game, but Leicester could certainly use a little of what Benitez has to offer.
7) Marcelino Toral
The Spaniard opted to stay away from Athletic Bilbao in the summer while not feeling fully confident of the candidates in the club’s presidential election. “It’s time to step aside and close a beautiful story,” he said.
Marcelino managed most of the clubs below the big three in Spain, with stints with Valencia, Villarreal and Seville prior to his tenure at Athletic. In Bilbao, he took eighth and tenth places. Previously, he led Valencia and Villarreal to the top four, while beating Real Madrid on five occasions.
Marcelino may wait to see if Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach after the World Cup. Or it might be back to Seville on paper if they are Ben Julen Lopetegui.
6) Sean Dechy
The former Burnley boss had taken six months off after being sacked by Clarett, presumably looking at the current international break as his window to a return to action.
What Daichi achieved at Burnley was fantastic. Staying in the job for a decade is commendable enough, but moving Burnley into the periphery of the top six, albeit briefly, to Europe was a major achievement for the club with Clarett’s budget and resources.
He may have hindered a 10-year stay at Burnley Dyche because many still associate him as an old school, number one road practitioner. It is an unfair description. Yes, Dyche is practical but this is an asset that a few clubs should appreciate. Brendan Rodgers should be looking over his shoulder.
5) Joachim Lowe
The German is one of only 20 coaches to have won the World Cup. But no one has given him a path back into football after he resigned last year from the position he held in Germany for 15 years – the longest international reign for a European country.
“The will is there,” Lu said over the summer. “I would like to coach a team again. That would be fun for me.”
Low studied one or two shows and was closely related to Fenerbahce’s job, but his last position at the club remained the role of coach at Austria Vienna, which he abandoned 18 (eighteen) years ago. Bayern Munich may fancy. Bournemouth may be less than that.
4) Marcelo Bielsa
Being fired and leaving Leeds in a relegation quagmire may be a disgrace to some managers’ records. But Bielsa’s reign at Elland Road deserves much more context.
It was he who brought them back to the Premier League when it seemed at times that they were destined never to return. And while he was at it, he made City fall in love with its club again with the kind of football that made Dirty Leeds a popular watch among neutrals.
Bilsa will remain revered in West Yorkshire for a long time, long after he moved out of his grandmother’s flat above a Weatherby’s sweet shop. And there is hardly a chairman who would not be intrigued by the possibility of replicating this effect elsewhere, especially since Bielsa would rather rely on his training experience than on his employer’s checkbook.
3) Zinedine Zidane
Is Zizou a great coach or just a great coach for Real Madrid?
This does not mean discrediting his achievements at the Bernabéu. Only Carlo Ancelotti has won the Champions League more than the three times Zidane has won. The French have stored the medals of winners in successive seasons. Add two La Liga titles and Zidane’s record is unquestionable.
However, we would like to see Zidane take another job. He appears to be very selective – he’s fair, he’s definitely got that right – having been linked with PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea in the past. He has spoken of his level of English being a hindrance to management in the Premier League, but we all want Zidane to take the opportunity to prove he is in form outside the Bernabeu.
2) Mauricio Pochettino
We’re not sure when Pochettino slipped off the top of the rankings. Sometime in the last six months, probably. maybe when it was Manchester United ignored it for the thousandth time.
His tenure at PSG didn’t really boost his credentials, despite winning his first titles as a manager at the Parc des Princes. Having said that, you can stick an onion in the PSG seat jacket in the technical field and the Parisians might still win the First Division.
Pochettino never seemed to be particularly happy in Paris. The temptation was obvious and understandable, but it never seemed to be the type of project that suited him. He built his reputation in the Premier League with Southampton and Tottenham by building from the ground up, trusting young players and inspiring others to play above themselves.
Pochettino’s workgroup is still powerful enough to put him in the conversation of any job in the world. But he needs a ready boss or owner for the project, rather than instant gratification. May he find one in Nice?
1) Thomas Tuchel
The ex-Chelsea president may have been ‘devastated’ by his dismissal from Chelsea, which is what happened It wasn’t as hard to predict as he suggested. But Tuchel will not be out of work for long. As it stands, his number will be the most sought-after in the Roladexes of any Champions League club chief who might consider a change.
We would be surprised if Juventus had not already called Tuchel’s agent to speak with him about replacing Max Allegri. Juventus seem to need the same kind of blow that Tuchel delivered Chelsea when he took over in January 2021 when he turned them in less than six months into the European champions.
It is also said that Bayern Munich They cast their eye on Tuchel as pressure mounts on Julian Nagelsmann, who appears to have annoyed his players with some public criticism after four matches in the German league without a win. Which suggests that Tuchel is probably not the right guy for them.