Real Madrid’s double-winning 2016/17 season has made Zinedine Zidane one of the most respected coaches in world football and that has been reflected in a new ranking of the game’s tacticians.
Rating the strength of each coach’s reputation, the Frenchman comes out on top, pipping Massimiliano Allegri to top spot with his score of 82.1 out of 100.
The makers of the list, Coach Reputation Ranking, considered 100 different variables, such as career path, social media presence, media impact, relationship with the press and attractiveness for sponsors.
Zidane ticked more of those boxes than anyone else and leads three Italians, Allegri, Antonio Conte and his former mentor Carlo Ancelotti.
Diego Simeone is the next LaLiga-based trainer on the list, while Real Sociedad’s Eusebio is the one to round of the podium of Spanish-based coaches.
Although he enjoyed success during his time at Barcelona, Luis Enrique is only rated in fourth place, while his replacement Ernesto Valverde was sixth.