Despite an inconsistent season for Guardiola in his first campaign as City boss – one that will end as his first ever without a trophy – the highly rated Catalan tops this list.
Guardiola is used to consistent success having claimed 21 trophies and championships since being named Barcelona boss in 2008 and it is his impact on football history that sees the 46-year-old outrank his colleagues.
Even though the Premier League has struggled to compete with the likes of Spain and Germany in recent seasons the level of football is still alluring to the world’s best coaches. Four of the top ten in Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger all currently work in the English top flight, while Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino sits just outside in 12.
Bayern’s Carlo Ancelotti is the highest ranking manager currently not plying his trade in the Premier League, and Joachim Low has the best ranking of the international coaches. Six managers currently working in England make up the top 25. Arsene Wenger sat at 9th on the list.
Top 25 active managers
1. Pep Guardiola (Man City)
2. Antonio Conte (Chelsea)
3. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
4. Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern Munich)
5. Jose Mourinho (Man Utd)
6. Max Allegri (Juventus)
7. Joachim Low (Germany)
8. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
9. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
10. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
11. Leonardo Jardim (Monaco)
12. Claudio Ranieri (Unemployed)
13. Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
14. Jorge Sampaoli (Sevilla)
15. Unai Emery (PSG)
16. Marcelo Bielsa (Lille)
17. Lucien Favre (Nice)
18. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)
19. Fernando Santos (Portugal)
20. Didier Deschamps (France)
21. Thomas Tuchel (Borussia Dortmund)
22. Tite (Brazil)
23. Maurizio Sarri (Napoli)
24. Juan Antonio Pizzi (Chile)
25. Laurent Blanc (Unemployed)
Who do you think should be on this list and who shld’nt be?