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Best Barcelona managers ever: Who had the biggest impact

Best Barcelona managers ever!

Here we have for you a list of the Best Barcelona managers ever!

Who do you think will qualify for the Best Barcelona managers ever? One of the obvious choices will be modern day great Pep Guardiola. But how many managers from the previous millenium will make the Best Barcelona managers ever list?

Here we first start by taking a sneek peak at all the Barcelona managers ever!

Best Barcelona managers ever: All managers ever

Name From To Honours Won
Joan Gamper 1902 1917 3 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa Macaya, 1 Copa Barcelona, 7 Campionat de Catalunya
John Barrow 1917 1917
Jack Greenwell 1917 1923 2 Copa del Rey, 4 Campionat de Catalunya
Alf Spouncer 1923 1924 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Jesza Poszony 1924 Dec-24 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Ralph Kirby Dec-24 Feb-26 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Jack Dumby Feb-26 Dec-26 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Romà Forns Dec-26 Mar-29 1 La Liga, 1 Campionat de Catalunya, 1 Copa del Rey
James Bellamy Mar-29 Jul-31 2 Campionat de Catalunya
Jack Greenwell Jul-31 Jul-33 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Jack Dumby Jul-33 Jul-34
Franz Platko Jul-34 Jul-35 1 Campionat de Catalunya
Patrick O’Connell Jul-35 Mar-40 2 Campionat de Catalunya
Josep Planas Mar-40 Jul-41
Ramón Guzmán Jul-41 Jan-42
Joan Josep Nogués Jan-42 Jun-44 1 Copa del Rey
Josep Samitier Jun-44 Jul-47 1 La Liga, 1 Copa Eva Duarte
Enrique Fernández Jul-47 May-50 2 La Liga, 1 Copa Eva Duarte, 1 Latin Cup
Ramón Llorens May-50 Jun-50
Ferdinand Daučík Jun-50 Jul-54 2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 2 Copa Eva Duarte, 1 Latin Cup
Sandro Puppo Jul-54 Jun-55
Franz Platko Jun-55 Jun-56
Domingo Balmanya Jun-56 Apr-58 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Fairs Cup
Helenio Herrera Apr-58 May-60 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Fairs Cup
Enric Rabassa May-60 Jun-60
Ljubiša Broćić Jun-60 Jan-61
Enrique Orizaola Jan-61 Jun-61
Luis Miró Jun-61 Nov-61
Ladislao Kubala Nov-61 Jan-63
Josep Gonzalvo Jan-63 Jul-63 1 Copa del Rey
César Rodríguez Jul-63 Oct-64
Vicente Sasot Oct-64 Jun-65
Roque Olsen Jun-65 Jun-67 1 Fairs Cup
Salvador Artigas Jun-67 Oct-69 1 Copa del Rey
Josep Seguer Oct-69 Dec-69
Vic Buckingham Dec-69 Jul-71 1 Copa del Rey
Rinus Michels Jul-71 May-75 1 La Liga
Hennes Weisweiler May-75 Apr-76
Laureano Ruiz Apr-76 May-76
Rinus Michels May-76 May-78 1 Copa del Rey
Lucien Muller May-78 Apr-79
Joaquim Rifé Apr-79 Mar-80 1 Cup Winners’ Cup
Helenio Herrera Mar-80 May-80
Ladislao Kubala May-80 Nov-80
Helenio Herrera Nov-80 Jun-81 1 Copa del Rey
Udo Lattek Jun-81 Mar-83 1 Cup Winners’ Cup
José Luis Romero Mar-83 Mar-83
César Luis Menotti Mar-83 Jun-84 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa de la Liga, 1 Supercopa de España
Terry Venables Jun-84 Sep-87 1 La Liga, 1 Copa de la Liga
Luis Aragonés Sep-87 May-88 1 Copa del Rey
Carles Rexach May-88 May-88
Johan Cruyff May-88 May-96 4 La Liga, 3 Supercopa de España, 1 European Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup
Carles Rexach May-96 May-96
Bobby Robson May-96 Jun-97 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup
Louis van Gaal Jun-97 May-00 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 UEFA Super Cup
Llorenç Serra Ferrer May-00 Apr-01
Carles Rexach Apr-01 May-02
Louis van Gaal May-02 Jan-03
Radomir Antić Jan-03 Jun-03
Frank Rijkaard Jun-03 Jun-08 2 La Liga, 2 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League
Pep Guardiola Jun-08 Jun-12 3 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 3 Supercopa de España, 2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 2 FIFA Club World Cup
Tito Vilanova Jun-12 Jul-13 1 La Liga
Gerardo Martino Jul-13 May-14 1 Supercopa de España
Luis Enrique May-14 May-17 2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup
Ernesto Valverde May-17 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España

Best Barcelona managers ever:

5. Luis Aragones

The former manager of Spain was credited with letting Spain adopt the style of Pep’s Barcelona which laid foundation to a passing style of football followed by unprecedented success in Spanish history of football.

He was however a former Barcelona coach whose biggest achievement was breaking down the dominance of the bureaucrats at Barcelona back in the 1980s in Camp Nou.

He came in as a manager but supported the players in their protest against a president who was just not the right fit for Barcelona.

4. Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard arrived at FC Barcelona in the year 2003 and stayed till 2008. He led the Blaugrana to their second ever UEFA Champions League trophy by beating Arsenal in the finals. The Dutch head coach also won the European Super Cup and two League titles, focusing mostly on a strong hold defense while apply pressure on the attacking front.

He managed Barcelona over the course of 283 matches out of which he won 167, lost 52 and drew the other 64. He left with a win percentage of over 59%!

3. Johann Cryuff

Johann Cryuff laid down the foundation on which the club exists now. He came into the club as their manager in 1988 and introduced the world to a style of football that the team practices to this day – tiki-taka.

He created the Barcelona “dream team” and went on to win the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, European Cup, the European Super Cup and the Supercopa de Espana. One of the greatest minds on football and also, one of the most successful Barcelona managers ever.

2. Marinus Michels

Marinus Michels defeated Leeds United in the Fairs Cup while managing his first spell from 1971 to 1975. He was only able to win one trophy in his second season and then was sakced after a dry spell in 1974-1975. Michels returned briefly from 1976 to 1978 to win Barcelona the Copa del Rey trophy.

1. Pep Guardiola : Best Barcelona managers ever : BEST

Yes, he was the man who has transformed Barcelona again into one of the most dangerous teams in the world. It has been over 7 years since he left the club but his style of play has been imprinted so deep that Barcelona still follow it.

Moreover, there are now other clubs who follow the same model. The Guardiola effect has taken over the world and most clubs had no answer to his football for years.

Best Barcelona managers ever!

At Barcelona, he won every single trophy which can be won and most of them he won multiple times. There were two seasons when they were winners of everything.

He changed Barcelona forever. We are living in Pep’s world.

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