Valverde cement his place as the best coach in Europe

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Barca coach is ahead of both Premier League masterminds.

20. Ralf Rangnick (RB Leipzig)

19. Sergio Conceicao (Porto)

18. Christophe Galtier (Lille OSC)

17. Carlo Ancelotti (Napoli)

16. Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea)

15. Marcelino (Valencia)

14. Adi Hütter (Eintracht Frankfurt)

13. Jose Bordalas (Getafe)

12. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)

11. Thomas Tuchel (Paris Saint-Germain)

10. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

9. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)

8. Unai Emery (Arsenal)

7. Erik ten Hag (Ajax)

6. Niko Kovac (Bayern Munich)

5. Max Allegri (Juventus)

4. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur)

3. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

Barca legend beat Pochettino twice in one week but Man City’s season is still more of a disappointment now. Guardiola is out of the Champions League and he desperately needs to win the Premier League in order to make his fans happy and get ahead of Jurgen Klopp.

2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

The German coach was lucky to face Porto in the Champions League quarter-final. The Reds have easily skipped past the Portuguese side beating them 6-1 on aggregate and will now face Barcelona in the semi-final. Meanwhile, Liverpool have to be at their best in the Premier League to keep up with City in the title race.

1. Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona)

Barca manager continues giving tactical masterclasses. After beating Atletico Madrid 2-0, Valverde’s Barca left no chances to Manchester United and defeated Real Sociedad in an energy-saving mode. We are saying it all the time but the coach has indeed learnt from his mistakes of last season. Valverde’s approach is the reason for many Cules’ confidence and calmness ahead of the crucial part of the season.