Diego Simeone has been named the best manager of the last decade, beating the likes of Jürgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho to the award.
The Atlético Madrid boss came out on top of the ranking compiled by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
Explaining their methodology, IFFHS said the final table was decided on a points-based system taking into account their annual categorisation of football’s top bosses.
“The IFFHS has devised an equitable method for determining the World’s best club coach of the decade 2011-2020,” they wrote on their website.
“It was taken in consideration the TOP 20 of each yearly ranking of each category concerned and allocated points to each place. So the first placed received 20 points, the second placed 19 points, the third placed 18 points … And 1 point for the twentieth place.
Diego Simeone has been named manager of the decade. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
“If the annual ranking comprised fewer than 20, no point will be awarded for the unoccupied places.”
Simeone finished above Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in second, Liverpool boss Klopp was third and Jose Mourinho of Tottenham was fourth.
Making up the top five is former Juventus and Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Former Arsenal boss Unaï Emery is a surprise entrant in sixth place and, despite retiring in 2013, Manchester United great Sir Alex Furguson still makes the list in 13th place.
Simeone was appointed Atlético boss in 2011 and has since helped return the club to both the Spanish and European elite.
Pep Guardiola was second on the IFFHS list. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Breaking the duopoly of rivals Real and Barcelona, the Argentine led his side to a famous La Liga title win in 2014.
Simeone also oversaw a Copa del Rey victory 12 months earlier as well as reaching Champions…