Longest serving football coach in the World: Presently

What a player does on the field is instructed by the coach who tells him what to do in certain situations. A footballer is incomplete without a coach and so a coach also called a manager is the brain behind every team's playing style. From formation to tactics, a coach is responsible for his player's style of play when they are up against their opposition. 

The coach not only has the day in training or during the game but also in the boardroom with his involvement in what players to buy, and sell, training regimes, facilities, and many more. Many football players have turned their careers around has football pundits, agents, sporting directors, and coaches with them studying about the game with time evolving there are courses and certifications on football as well which a person can opt for and try their luck as coach.

The seven longest-serving football coaches currently 

Frank Schmidt - Heidenheim (Germany)

The main person involved in bringing the club from rags to riches is their coach Frank Schmidt. The former professional player for the club retired as their club captain and was appointed as the head coach in the year 2007 when the club had a major restructuring. The coach was responsible for bringing the team to the top tier from the fourth tier. His impact on the players and the club is so remarkable that the Heidenheim team went on to reach the quarter-final of the DFB Pokal and were almost certain to cause an upset for the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The coach is in his 16th year with the newly promoted outfit.

Diego Simeone - Atletico Madrid (Spain)

El Cholo or Diego Simeone is undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches of all time. The former Argentine international who had stints with famous clubs like Inter Milan and his current employer Atletico Madrid during his playing days now the coach of the Madrid outfit. A forward by position during his professional days, he prefers to be a defensive mindset coach with Atletico. The manager currently in his 12th year has signed an extension that will make his add more titles to his tally alongside his 2 La Liga, 1 Copa del Ray, 2 Europa leagues, 2 European Super Cup, and 1 Spanish Super Cup.

Christian Streich - Freiburg (Germany)

12 years in “The Black Forest” is just not enough for Christian Streich as the coach is not getting any bored with the sport and neither does feel the need to change his club. The former defender played for his current employers alongside ex-Germany coach Joachim Low. The manager was born and raised in the city with his family living there too. He took over the reins during the 2011-2012 season and hasn’t stopped since guiding the team to Europa League places several times.

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool (England)

Brendon Rodgers almost winning the league in his second last season was fired in the very next season due to bad performances and here entered ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp. It’s been since the German tactician has been their head coach and had guided them to a Premier League title and a Champions League to name a few of his accolades with many more. The overly passionate manager is famous for his celebrations while and after winning the matches as he is by far the greatest crowd puller when seen in the Anfield dugout, undoubtedly one of the best coaches around the globe.

Gian Piero Gasperini - Atalanta (Italy)

The former Inter Milan coach is currently fifth on the list with 9 years at the helm of Atalanta BSC. The coach was appointed during the phase when Atalanta used to fight for relegation and with time passing by it became a constant in European competitions. With the sudden shift in their form due to some extremely good transfer decisions and Gasperini’s coaching the fortunes of the club changed with more to come in the future.

Joseph Guardiola - Manchester City (England)

Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City and we have never seen the former Barcelona player fail with either of the clubs. 9 years now with the Manchester blue, the Spanish coach is not stopping at all with his trophy cabinet continuously filling with every season. He has been earmarked as the best coach in the world if you want your club to win and without a doubt, he is one.

Pascal Gastien - Clermont Foot 63 (France)

A not-so-famous name in the club football, coach Pascal Gastien has been with Clermont Foot 63 for 8 years now. The manager responsible for promoting his team through the Ligue 2 during the season 2020-2021 has seen the team do enough to stay in the top flight. At present the team struggles at the 17th spot with just 2 points above Lyon with a hope to improve and avoid relegation.

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