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
|Joan Gamper||1902||1917||3 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa Macaya, 1 Copa Barcelona, 7 Campionat de Catalunya|
|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|
|Franz Platko||Jul-34||Jul-35||1 Campionat de Catalunya|
|Patrick O’Connell||Jul-35||Mar-40||2 Campionat de Catalunya|
|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|
|Ferdinand Daučík||Jun-50||Jul-54||2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 2 Copa Eva Duarte, 1 Latin Cup|
|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|
|Josep Gonzalvo||Jan-63||Jul-63||1 Copa del Rey|
|Roque Olsen||Jun-65||Jun-67||1 Fairs Cup|
|Salvador Artigas||Jun-67||Oct-69||1 Copa del Rey|
|Vic Buckingham||Dec-69||Jul-71||1 Copa del Rey|
|Rinus Michels||Jul-71||May-75||1 La Liga|
|Rinus Michels||May-76||May-78||1 Copa del Rey|
|Joaquim Rifé||Apr-79||Mar-80||1 Cup Winners’ Cup|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Louis van Gaal||May-02||Jan-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.
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.