Oct 22

Arsène Wenger statistically “World’s Best Coach of the Decade”

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger is currently the World‘s Best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001-2010) — according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

The long-serving Gunners manager tops the prestigious list, organised by FIFA’s aforementioned statistics body, for the first time since he joined Arsenal in 1996.

Wenger will be honoured at the World Football Gala 2011 next year.


Coach Nationality Points Points ∑ Points



2001-2009 plus 2010 2001-2010






1. Arsène Wenger France 142

2. Sir Alex Ferguson Scotland 133

3. José Mourinho Portugal 115

4. Guus Hiddink Nederland 112

5. Fabio Capello Italia 106

6. Luiz Felipe Scolari Brasil 101

7. Rafael Benítez España 97

8. Carlo Ancelotti Italia 92

9. Marcello Lippi Italia 88

10. Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Argentina 86
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9 Responses to “Arsène Wenger statistically “World’s Best Coach of the Decade””

  1. Mak says:

    So Pep Guiardiola does not even make the list? In the past two seasons he has won more trophies than Arsene has throughout his managerial career at Arsenal… I am in no way arguing that this fact serves to justify Pep topping the list. Mourinho, maybe? He’s won 17 trophies since 2002. Won all there is it be won in the EPL, as well as most major honors in Portugal and Italy. I think he just broke a record with Real Madrid for being the only manager to go unbeaten this far into the season. First manager in history to lead 3 diff teams to champions league semi finals, and third manager in history to win the competition with two different clubs. What is even more impressive about these statistics is that they only date back to 2002 (so Wenger has managed Arsenal for a longer period of time (double the amount of time) than Jose’s entire manegerial career at the top level). But to Wenger’s credit, he did guide Arsenal to a champions league final once. On a side note: Gary Neville for Prime Minister.

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  2. Zak The Goon says:

    Just goes to show what other manager’s think of Sir Arsene……………… a brilliant coach, the best around we arsenal fans are very lucky to have him.

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  3. Hugo says:

    Wenger out! He’s shit! He should have signed Silva and Toure and Balotelli and Barry!! Sack him and get Martin O’Neill, he’s available!!

    What? Oh…

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  4. jason says:

    great news. now win trophies1!!

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  5. Phil says:

    Nice to see old “Twitchy” Redknapp didn’t make the cut (not even in the top 157 names) however he won the award for the most premiership clubs you can ruin by being an obnoxious wheeler dealer.

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  6. jena says:

    Only trophies won matter to the fans………..yu could add ARsenal’s passing to those statistics and it wont mean anything to me as a fan.

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  7. AtheyKunley says:

    I think wenger deserve it cuz he has won so many trophis so far and for a manager to manage team like arsenal i think he deserve to be best.

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  8. FREDDY KOIGI says:

    Do you know what Coaching is?.

    Coaching is taking somebody who knows nothing, into somebody who knows a lot.

    Pep Guardiola has won many trophies but has he really done any coaching or did he do it with people who are already in the know.

    Wenger has had students and still competed at the highest level and won against teams which had professionals and in that, he has won it by a million miles!.

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  9. FREDDY KOIGI says:

    Yes, and there is no team that wins them every season, ask Barcelona what they won between 1999-00 to 2003-04 which is an equivalent period to 2005-06 to 2005-06 to 2009-10. And mind you, they were facing weaker opposition than Arsenal has been facing in their trophy drought and they had way bigger player that Arsenal can only dream of during that period.

    So if you are among the Arsenal fans furious with the drought and you think other teams win every year, you are lost and impatient

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