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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 millennium will make the Best Barcelona managers ever list?

Here we first start by taking a sneak peak at all the Barcelona managers ever! Watch & Bet Here =>
Best Barcelona managers ever: Who had the biggest impact

Best Barcelona managers ever: All managers ever

Name From To Honours No. of honours
England Billy Lambe 1912 1912 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Pyrenees Cup 2
England Miles Barron 1912 1912
England Jack Alderson 1913 1913
England Jack Greenwell 1913 1923 3 Copa del Rey, 5 Campionat de Catalunya, 1 Pyrenees Cup 9
England Alf Spouncer 1923 1924 1 Campionat de Catalunya 1
Best Barcelona managers ever: Who had the biggest impact Jesza Poszony 1924 December 1924
England Ralph Kirby December 1924 February 1926 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Campionat de Catalunya 2
Austria Richard Dombi February 1926 December 1926 1 Campionat de Catalunya, 1 Copa del Rey 2
Best Barcelona managers ever: Who had the biggest impact Romà Forns December 1926 March 1929 1 Campionat de Catalunya, 1 Copa del Rey 2
England James Bellamy March 1929 July 1931 1 La Liga, 2 Campionat de Catalunya 3
England Jack Greenwell July 1931 July 1933 1 Campionat de Catalunya 1
Austria Richard Dombi July 1933 February 1934
Spain Ramón Zabalo February 1934 July 1934
Best Barcelona managers ever: Who had the biggest impact Franz Platko July 1934 July 1935 1 Campionat de Catalunya 1
Republic of Ireland Patrick O’Connell July 1935 March 1940 2 Campionat de Catalunya 2
Spain Josep Planas March 1940 July 1941
Spain Ramón Guzmán July 1941 January 1942
Spain Joan Josep Nogués January 1942 June 1944 1 Copa del Rey 1
Spain Josep Samitier June 1944 July 1947 1 La Liga, 1 Copa Eva Duarte 2
Uruguay Enrique Fernández July 1947 May 1950 2 La Liga, 1 Copa Eva Duarte, 1 Latin Cup 4
Spain Ramón Llorens May 1950 June 1950
Czechoslovakia Ferdinand Daučík June 1950 July 1954 2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 2 Copa Eva Duarte, 1 Latin Cup 8
Italy Sandro Puppo July 1954 June 1955
Hungary Franz Platko June 1955 June 1956
Spain Domingo Balmanya June 1956 April 1958 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Small Club World Cup 2
Argentina Helenio Herrera April 1958 May 1960 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Fairs Cup 4
Spain Enric Rabassa May 1960 June 1960 1 Fairs Cup 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubiša Broćić June 1960 January 1961
Spain Enrique Orizaola January 1961 June 1961
Spain Luis Miró June 1961 November 1961
Hungary Ladislao Kubala November 1961 January 1963
Spain Josep Gonzalvo January 1963 July 1963 1 Copa del Rey 1
Spain César Rodríguez July 1963 October 1964
Spain Vicente Sasot October 1964 June 1965
Argentina Roque Olsen June 1965 June 1967 1 Fairs Cup 1
Spain Salvador Artigas June 1967 October 1969 1 Copa del Rey 1
Spain Josep Seguer October 1969 December 1969
England Vic Buckingham December 1969 July 1971 1 Copa del Rey 1
Netherlands Rinus Michels July 1971 May 1975 1 La Liga 1
West Germany Hennes Weisweiler May 1975 April 1976
Spain Laureano Ruiz April 1976 May 1976
Netherlands Rinus Michels May 1976 May 1978 1 Copa del Rey 1
France Lucien Muller May 1978 April 1979
Spain Joaquim Rifé April 1979 March 1980 1 Cup Winners’ Cup 1
Argentina Helenio Herrera March 1980 May 1980
Hungary Ladislao Kubala May 1980 November 1980
Argentina Helenio Herrera November 1980 June 1981 1 Copa del Rey 1
West Germany Udo Lattek June 1981 March 1983 1 Cup Winners’ Cup 1
Spain José Luis Romero March 1983 March 1983
Argentina César Luis Menotti March 1983 June 1984 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa de la Liga, 1 Supercopa de España 3
England Terry Venables June 1984 September 1987 1 La Liga, 1 Copa de la Liga 2
Spain Luis Aragonés September 1987 May 1988 1 Copa del Rey 1
Spain Carles Rexach June 1988 June 1988
Netherlands Johan Cruyff May 1988 May 1996 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup,4 La Liga, 3 Supercopa de España, 1 European Cup, 1 European Super Cup 11
Spain Carles Rexach May 1996 June 1996
England Bobby Robson July 1996 June 1997 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup 3
Netherlands Louis van Gaal June 1997 May 2000 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 UEFA Super Cup 4
Spain Lorenzo Serra Ferrer May 2000 April 2001
Spain Carles Rexach April 2001 May 2002
Netherlands Louis van Gaal May 2002 January 2003
Spain Antonio de la Cruz January 2003 February 2003
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radomir Antić February 2003 June 2003
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard June 2003 June 2008 2 La Liga, 2 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League 5
Spain Pep Guardiola June 2008 June 2012 3 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 3 Supercopa de España, 2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 2 FIFA Club World Cup 14
Spain Tito Vilanova July 2012 July 2013 1 La Liga 1
Argentina Gerardo Martino July 2013 May 2014 1 Supercopa de España 1
Spain Luis Enrique May 2014 May 2017 2 La Liga, 3 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup 9
Spain Ernesto Valverde May 2017 January 2020 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Supercopa de España 4
Spain Quique Setién January 2020 August 2020
Netherlands Ronald Koeman August 2020 October 2021 1 Copa del Rey 1
Spain Sergi Barjuán October 2021 November 2021
Spain Xavi November 2021 May 2024 1 La Liga, 1 Supercopa de España 2

Best Barcelona managers ever:

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. Watch & Bet Here =>

Previous Manager: Xavi

The Barcelona legend and previous club manager Xavi took the managerial job in 2021 and made quite the recovery in first seasons. With Lionel Messi’s departure in 2021, the club had a negative impact on their squad as fans and players were not prepared to for life without the Copa América winner.

He has helped to improve the morale and mood of the current squad and has brought the team to a Champions League qualifying spot. A Champions League qualification was his only aim in his debut season and has certainly nailed it with priority.

He later won the La Liga title for the first time since Messi’s departure and also won Supercopa de Espana. He helped Barcelona to beat Real Madrid thrice in a single season. He had a poor season in 2023/24 and Barcelona allowed him to leave.

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