Football Managers by Description

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Can you name the world-renowned and historically important football managers from these descriptions?

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His 44 day spell at Leeds was the subject of the novel The Damned Utd; he later won two consectutive European Cups with Nottingham Forest.English
Famous for saying 'a jockey doesn't have to have been born a horse' about non-players becoming managers, his AC Milan side won 8 major titles between 1988 and 1990.Italian
In 2012, he became the only manager to win the World Cup, European Championships, and Champions League; he also won 9 titles as a player with Real Madrid.Spanish
Has won the league title with every club he has ever managed, although two of his titles were stripped from him as a result of the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.Italian
Currently the only manager ever to win three European Cups, all with a Liverpool side he also led to six league titles in eight seasons.English
Commemorated with a statue in Kyiv, his Dynamo side won 13 league titles and 9 domestic cups and were the first Soviet side to win a major continental competition.Ukrainian
Pioneer of Catenaccio with his 'Grande Inter' team that won 7 major titles between 1963 and 1966; he also managed France, Spain, Italy, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Roma. Argentinian
His achievements in international football include leading South Korea and Australia to their best-ever performances in World Cups, and Russia to their best post-USSR Euros finish.Dutch
The first manager to win both the Champions League and World Cup, in 1996 with Juventus and 2006 with Italy respectively.Italian
Was the first manager to win the European Cup with two different sides; he also led the Netherlands to the 1978 World Cup final, where they lost to Argentina.Austrian
Knighted in 1999, his 46 trophies make him, in terms of pure numbers, the most successful British manager of all time.Scottish
Has won the Champions League twice with Porto and Internazionale; his Chelsea side also holds the record for the highest points total in Premier League history.Portuguese
Has won an incredible 14 trophies since beginning his senior mangerial in 2008, including two Champions League trophies in 2009 and 2011.Spanish
His Babes took Manchester United from the depths of the 1958 Munich disaster to their first European Cup in 1968 - impressive for a former Manchester City and Liverpool player!Scottish
DescriptionManagerNationality
As manager of Ajax, Barcelona, and the Netherlands throughout the 1970s, he is usually credited with inventing Total Football.Dutch
Also considered one of the greatest players of all time, his management rejuvenated an ailing Barcelona in the '90s, laying the groundwork for their recent dominance.Dutch
Won Euro 2004 with Greece despite pre-tournament odds of 250-1; also holds Bundesliga records for the most matches, wins, draws, defeats, goals for and goals against.German
Voted the Bundesliga's greatest ever manager, he won the Champions League with both Dortmund and Bayern, as well as 7 Bundesliga titles in total.German
The longest-serving manager in Real Madrid's history, he won 8 domestic titles in the 1960s as well as two European Cups in 1960 and 1966.Spanish
An English Division One league title with Ipswich earned him the England manager's job, where he became the only manager to ever win them the World Cup.English
Coached the Austrian Wunderteam of the 1930s, pioneering the W-M formation and becoming one of the most tactically influential managers of all time.Czech
Won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958 and 1962 as a player, in 1994 as assistant manager, and most famously, in 1970 as manager of a team often described as the best of all time.Brazilian
With Juventus, he became the only manager to win the European Cup, Cup Winner's Cup, UEFA Cup, European Super Cup, and Intercontinental Cup with the same team.Italian
Also a winner of league titles with Barcelona, AZ, and Bayern, his annus mirabilis was 1995, when his Ajax side won 5 trophies, including the Champions League.Dutch
Joined a then-Second Division Liverpool in 1961 and left in 1974 after winning a UEFA Cup, 2 FA Cups, and 3 league titles.Scottish
Often considered to be Arsenal's greatest and most important manager, he won the club's first-ever trophy in 1930's FA Cup. A statue of him was unveiled at The Emirates in 2011.English
Won Britian's first European Cup with Celtic's Lisbon Lions of 1967, along with 25 domestic titles and cups in Scotland.Scottish
A World Cup with Brazil and 2 Copa Libertadores with GrĂªmio and Palmeiras sit alongside a disppointing spell at Chelsea on his CV.Brazilian

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