The Best World Cup Coaches Of 2022

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Who are the best World Cup coaches of 2022? The best World Cup soccer managers are tacticians, strategic visionaries, and often former players with a deep love and understanding of the beautiful game. The best coaches in the World Cup all have a solitary goal - to win the trophy - which often requires reining in the best soccer players in the world. So, who is the best World Cup coach of 2022? Which World Cup soccer coaches do you love? 

When it comes to the best World Cup soccer manager, Didier Deschamps must be high on the list, given he's the only coach to have won the World Cup before in the entire tournament. Then there's the best World Cup soccer coaches like Luís Enrique of Spain and Fernando Santos of Portugal whose teams are always among the best in the show. 

Vote up the 2022 best World Cup coaches at this year's running of the tournament, and help decide the best World Cup football coaches who will be crowned champs and lift the trophy.

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  • 2018 World Cup Champion

    National Team Record: 84-26-22

    Preferred Formation: 3-4-1-2

    Didier Claude Deschamps (born 15 October 1968) is a French professional football manager and former player who has been manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs, in France, Italy, England and Spain, namely Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the water-carrier" by former France teammate Eric Cantona, Deschamps was an intelligent and hard-working defensive midfielder who excelled at winning back possession and subsequently starting attacking plays, and also stood out for his leadership throughout his career. As a French international, he was capped on 103 occasions and took part at ...more
    • Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Bayonne, Aquitaine
    • Teams Managed: France
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    Zlatko Dalić

    National Team Record: 33-12-17

    Preferred Formation: 4-3-3 Attacking

    Zlatko Dalić (born 26 October 1966) is a Croatian professional football manager and former player. He is the manager of the Croatia national team, whom he led to finish runners-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
    • Birthplace: Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Teams Managed: Croatia
  • National Team Record: 1-1-0

    Preferred Formation: 4-2-3-1

    Walid Regragui (born 23 September 1975) is a Moroccan football manager and a retired professional footballer who played as a defender. He is the head coach of the Morocco national football team. Born in France, Regragui was a full international for Morocco. Clubs he played for include Toulouse, AC Ajaccio, Grenoble and Racing Santander. In the summer of 2009, he moved from Grenoble to Moroccan side Moghreb Tétouan for his last playing career.
    • Birthplace: Corbeil-Essonnes, France
    • Teams Managed: Morocco
  • National Team Record: 38-15-5

    Preferred Formation: 4-3-3 Attacking

    Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal (born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former player who is the current head coach of the Netherlands national team. At club level, he served as manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United, as well as having three spells in charge of the Netherlands national team. Van Gaal is one of the most decorated managers in world football, having won 20 major honours in his managerial career. He is sometimes nicknamed the "Iron Tulip".
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Teams Managed: Netherlands
  • Lionel Scaloni
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    Lionel Scaloni

    2022 WORLD CUP CHAMPION!

    National Team Record: 33-12-4

    Preferred Formation: 4-4-2

    Lionel Sebastián Scaloni (born 16 May 1978) is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the coach of the Argentina national team. A player of wide range, he operated as a right-back or right midfielder. He spent most of his professional career with Deportivo in Spain, amassing totals of 258 games and 15 goals over 12 seasons in La Liga with three teams. He also played several years in Italy, with Lazio and Atalanta. Scaloni won seven caps for Argentina between 2003 and 2006, and was part of their 2006 World Cup squad. He later became a manager, notably leading the national team to the 2021 Copa América title.
    • Birthplace: Pujato, Argentina
    • Teams Managed: Argentina
  • National Team Record: 48-14-14

    Preferred Formation: 4-2-3-1

    Gareth Southgate OBE (born 3 September 1970) is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a defender and midfielder. He has been the manager of the England national team since 2016. Southgate was manager of Middlesbrough from June 2006 until October 2009. He also managed the England under-21 team from 2013 to 2016, before becoming the England national team manager in 2016, succeeding Sam Allardyce. In his first tournament as England manager, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Southgate became the third manager (after Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson) to reach a World Cup semi-final with the England team, which won him the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award. At ...more
    • Birthplace: Watford, England
    • Teams Managed: England