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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31796625 Behind the wheel Behind+the+wheel World

Now that the dust has settled all over Europe, it’s time to reflect on the best coaches of the 2012-13 season. The Premier League underwent a revolution at the tail-end of the campaign when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement after 26 success-filed years at Manchester United which reaped 36 titles, including 13 Premier League trophies and of course two European Cups. FOX Soccer looks at those who triumphed from the sidelines during the 2012-13 campaign.

 

Honorable mention:

Carlo Ancelotti (Paris Saint-Germain)

Frank de Boer (Ajax)

Philippe Montanier (Real Sociedad)

Rafa Benitez (Chelsea)

Neil Lennon (Celtic)

Jorge Jesus (Benfica)

Antonio Mohamed (Club Tijuana)

Antonio Conte (Juventus)

 

- Warren Barner

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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31797475 Jupp Heynckes Jupp+Heynckes World

What more can be said about the man that led his side to an unprecedented treble? Bayern had already won their 22nd Bundesliga title by April, but that was only the start. Bayern Munich stormed into the Champions League final by tearing apart Barcelona 7-0 over two legs, and Arjen Robben atoned for his penalty miss in last year’s final by scoring the winner against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

 

It was a great match and a thoroughly deserved one for the Bavarians. Not content with two trophies, Bayern went on to hang on for a 3-2 victory against Stuttgart to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German side to secure three major trophies in one season, a truly incredible feat achieved so thrillingly in Jupp Heynckes last act as Bayern Munich's manager.

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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31795686 Jurgen Klopp Jurgen+Klopp World

If Bayern Munich didn’t exist, it’s quite possible Klopp could have been staring at two trophies at the end of an impressive campaign: the European Cup and the Bundesliga. As we all know Bayern does exist, and sadly for Klopp, his side finished runner-up to their rivals in both aforementioned competitions.

 

It became clear during the group stage of the Champions League that we had a special team on our hands led by the brilliant Robert Lewandowski and midfield maestro Mario Gotze. It looks like the former could be at the Allianz Arena next season which sends out a terrifying message to the rest of Europe. Bayern are only going to get better. Let’s hope Klopp still has Marco Reus in his squad for the start of next season otherwise a total rebuild beckons.

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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31795687 Walter Mazzarri Walter+Mazzarri World

Mazzarri has worked wonders at Napoli over his four years at the club which probably explains why he will be Inter Milan coach next season. The 51-year-old steered the Naples-based side to a runners-up spot behind Juventus and therefore a place in the Champions League. Sure, he had the talent of Edinson Cavani to rely upon but it was Mazzarri who signed the Uruguayan, who is now one of the most sought-after strikers in the world. He won’t have Champions League football at the San Siro next season but that will be his aim.

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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31797476 Sir Alex Ferguson Sir+Alex+Ferguson World

Ferguson bowed out of management in terrific style by wresting the title from their bitter Manchester rivals. Many had predicted the end of United’s domination of the Premier League but it turned out to be another false dawn as the Red Devils romped to their 20th top-flight title by 11 points from City.

 

It didn’t quite work out in Europe as Ferguson’s men were outdone by Real Madrid, but the Scot has laid the groundwork for his successor David Moyes with at least one terrific signing in the shape of Robin van Persie. Will we ever see the likes of Ferguson again? Probably not.

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World 2018 43 Top managers from 2012-13 season 31795688 Phil Parkinson Phil+Parkinson World

You may not have heard of Parkinson, but he is the man that led a team from the fourth tier of English football to the League Cup final by eliminating Premier League clubs Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa along the way. The Yorkshire minnows fell short against Swansea, but they returned to Wembley to secure promotion to League One with a 3-0 victory against Northampton. The revenue generated by the Bantams’ incredible season has cleared the club’s debts and given them a good chance of back-to-back promotions. A remarkable feat.
 

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