Top Managers at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The biggest sport event in the world is about to start after a long four-year wait. It is the first time that the tournament is going to be hosted in the Middle-Eastern country of Qatar where one team out of the 32 will be crowned the world champion. It is estimated by FIFA that the viewership for 2022 world cup will exceed by over 5 billion.

It also the first time that the competition is being held in the winter season while their club competition is also happening. It is optimal because players will be in peak conditions to participate making the competition even more fierce. But, as we have seen in the past, even the best squads get eliminated if the managers don’t get the best out of their squads. They are brains of the operation hoping to pave the path for their team to become the champion.

Every manager will bring his own set of tactics to make the matches exciting. Here is a look at the top five high-profile managers who will ultimately hope to lead their teams at the finals of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022:

  1. Fernando Santos – Portugal

    Fernando Santos

    Fernando Santos took the helm of managerial position in 2014 and he has been in charge ever since. So far in his regime, he has won two international trophies with Portugal. The trophies include a 2016 UEFA Euro along with UEFA Nations League. His iconic celebration with Cristiano Ronaldo is unforgettable and iconic. His tactics are surely going to be needed for Portugal to win the trophy at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

    As far as stats go, he has overseen 103 games for Portugal while he aims to deliver what the fans expect from him with the players like Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo at his disposal for FIFA World Cup.

  2. Hans-Dieter Flick – Germany

    Hans-Dieter Flick

    Germany is blessed to have a manager of “Hansi” Flick’s calibre for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Apart from his managerial career at the club level, this will be his first job in charge of international management. It will be interesting to see how Hansi Flick adapts to international management as he saw tremendous success as FC Bayern Munich’s manager. Hansi left Bayern with one of the greatest winning records in modern football history. During his tenure, Bayern lost just seven games and won seven trophies (Bundesliga twice, DFB-Pokal, Champions League, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Supercup, Club World Cup).

  3. Luis Enrique – Spain

    Luis Enrique


    Luis Enrique was one of the few managers who took Barcelona to the height of their success after Pep Guardiola’s time at the club from 2008 till 2012. He is best known for being the manager who completed The Remontada against Paris Saint-Germain by winning 6-1 in the Champions League. After his tenure at Barcelona, Luis Enrique took the managerial job at Spain. In the time he has been the manager, he has managed 33 games. Out of those, he has won 18, drawn 10 and lost only a handful five matches. 

    Spain has been on the decline ever since they won the World Cup with their generational talent in 2010. Fans hope the 53 year old manager can make them rise to the glory once again by having a highly talented young squad. He has won most of the trophies in his club managerial career but he is still searching for one at the international level. What better way to have your first trophy as the World Cup in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?

  4. Didier Deschamps – France

    Didier Deschamps

    France won the World Cup in Russia by beating Croatia 4-2 with Didier Deschamps as their manager in 2018. However, no team has won the World Cup trophy twice. The first task of the manager would be to successfully guide his team out of the group stage and avoid the curse of the champions. His statistical record shows that he has won an incredible 84 out of 132 matches for Les Bleus. They are to favourites to reach the world cup final 2022 to become the champions twice in a row.

    No team has won the World Cup trophy twice since 1962 when Brazil defended their title after having won it in 1958. He will be under pressure to make history in this world cup and defeating a 60 year old drought of no team winning the World Cup twice. But, with the immense talented squad he has at his disposal and being a tactical genius, he has all the tools he needs to make it happen.

  5. Lionel Scaloni – Argentina

    Lionel Scaloni

    Majority of the world’s eyes are on the Argentinian squad as it is likely to be the last World Cup for the saga of Lionel Messi. They are the huge favourites to win the trophy because of the immense talent that has been added in this iteration of their squad. Responsibility to guide their team across the finish line is going to be on Lionel Scaloni’s shoulders. His track record with the nation is better than most people as he has won 34 games out of 50 since being in charge of the team in 2018. Football world cup 2022 will be Lionel Messi’s last tournament. Looking at the squad in-front of Lionel Scaloni, he will make sure to use Messi’s magic in the tough games ahead.

    Lionel Scaloni’s side has won the 2020-2021 Copa America’s trophy, the first major trophy for his country in 28 years. Now, he has to use the same tactical genius to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

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