5 Best Performing Managers In 2023/24 Season So Far

By Shyam
5 Min Read
Xabi Alonso

This article will tell you about the five best-performing managers in Europe’s top five leagues this season so far.

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A top-level manager’s job may be quite dangerous at times since they are under pressure to build up their squad and ensure they get the most points in every game.

Because of the time available during pre-season to work on the club, the pressure on a manager is much greater before the start of the season. When a coach falls short of the club’s expectations during the first half of the season, he or she may be fired before Christmas.

This article will go through the levels and rank the four best managers in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season:

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5. Adi Hutter (AS Monaco)

Adi Hütter has had an outstanding start to his tenure as manager at Stade Louis-II, leading AS Monaco to three victories and one draw in their first four games of the season, placing them two points ahead of second-placed PSG.

Monaco are the leading scorers in France’s premier flight, having scored 13 goals in their first four games. This tactical analysis and team-focused scout report will primarily focus on how Hütter has orchestrated such a powerful onslaught in the principality.

Nonetheless, this analysis will concentrate on the team’s strategy and tactics both in and out of possession, as both sides of the ball are crucial in Monaco’s menacing attack.

4. Stefano Pioli (AC Milan)

Stefano Pioli may not be one of Europe’s most popular managers, but he is a tactically adept leader with a keen ability to revitalize a group.

Pioli’s AC Milan has 21 points from eight Serie A matches this season. Milan has had a terrible run in the UEFA Champions League. They have two points from two draws against Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund, in which they were the superior team in both games.

3. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)

Ancelotti is best regarded as a tactically astute manager whose true strength is in man-management and the ability to construct a team rather than a squad. The most astounding aspect of Ancelotti is his ability to control his players while also bringing out the best in them.

Real Madrid is leading La Liga with 24 points after nine games (8W, 1L) under Ancelotti. They have also won both of their inaugural Champions League games, against Napoli and Union Berlin, and currently sit atop Group C.

Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti

His ability to handle the biggest players well, as well as the team’s exceptional performances, win him a spot on the list.

2. Ange Postecoglou (Tottenham Hotspur)

The Premier competition, which has proven to be the fiercest and most competitive competition on the planet, does not allow for a comfortable settling-in phase for new coaches.

Regardless, Ange Postecoglou has broken the jinx by getting Tottenham Hotspur off to a great start in the 2023-24 season.

Spurs have won six and drew two of their eight league games this season. The Lilywhites lead the Premier League with 20 points after eight games, one point clear of north London rivals Arsenal on goal difference.

1. Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso, 41, is dominating one of the world’s most tactically inventive leagues. With 19 points from seven matches, Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen leads the Bundesliga. Their only point was a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena against reigning champions Bayern Munich.

While some may argue that it is premature to congratulate Alonso, his Leverkusen team has shown encouraging evidence that their early start is not a fluke. They share the league’s greatest goal difference with Bayern Munich (17).

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.