Introducing a new feature, World Soccer’s ranking of football’s most in-demand coaches. We will update the Index on a regular basis as coaches fall in and out of favour.

1 Diego Simeone

Age:  44

Nationality:  Argentinian

Current status:  Hugely successful with Atletico Madrid, winning the Spanish Liga and reaching the 2014 Champions League Final.

Past:  Won league titles with Estudiantes and River Plate in Argentina, but less successful with San Lorenzo.

Style:  Brilliant motivator and organiser

Future:  In contention for “super club” job.

2 Jurgen Klopp

Age:  46

Nationality:  German

Current status:  Supremo at Borussia Dortmund.

Past:  Guided Mainz into Bundesliga for the first time before leaving for Dortmund, who he steered to successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, and the 2013 Champions League Final.

Style:  Charismatic, bespectacled motivator.

Future:  Contracted until 2018 and with huge emotional ties to Dortmund, but could be tempted by a really top job.

3 Frank De Boer

Age:  44

Nationality:  Dutch

Current status:  Led Ajax to their fourth successful Eredivisie title, a record for a coach.

Past:  Ajax youth coach, Holland assistant coach at the 2010 World Cup.

Style:  Committed to youth and the Ajax/Barcelona system of possession-based attack.

Future:  Has been linked with Tottenham but may set his sights higher.

4 Luciano Spalletti

Age:  55

Nationality:  Italian

Current status:  Unemployed after leaving Zenit in March.

Past:  Took Udinese and Roma into the Champions League. Won two Russian league titles with Zenit.

Style:  Ambitious, attacking tactics – his Roma played 4-6-0.

Future:  A club needing a fresh tactical impetus.

5 Thomas Tuchel

Age:  40

Nationality:  German

Current status:  Unemployed and waiting for offers after leaving Mainz at the end of the season.

Past:  Promoted from youth coach to head coach of Mainz for five seasons, during which time the club consistently punched above their weight.

Style:  Resourceful, clever tactician, strong motivator.

Future:  Won’t be out of work for long; he quit Mainz after they refused to release him from his contract.

6 Gerardo Martino

Age:  51

Nationality:  Argentinian

Current status:  Unemployed after a relatively unsuccessful season at Barcelona

Past:  Coached Paraguay at the 2010 World Cup, took Newell’s Old Boys to the Libertadores Cup semi-finals.

Style:  High-pressing passing game.

Future:  A top job back in Argentina, possibly the national side if Alex Sabella moves on after the World Cup.

7 David Moyes

Age:  51

Nationality:  Scottish

Current status:  Unemployed after being sacked by Manchester United in April.

Past:  Built Preston North End and Everton sides that made steady progress on modest resources.

Style:  Sides that are hard to beat and put function before flair.

Future:  Keen to rebuild his reputation, possibly outside the UK.

8 Ralf Rangnick

Age:  55

Nationality:  German

Current status:  Sporting director at Salzburg and sister club Leipzig

Past:  Worked wonders at Hoffenheim and took Schalke to the Champions League semi-finals in 2011

Style:  Once dubbed the “German Wenger”, he studied at the University of Sussex. Favours attacking, high-pressing tactics

Future: A return to frontline coaching

9 Vitor Pereira

Age:  45

Nationality:  Portuguese

Current status:  Unemployed after a spell earning petro-dollars in Saudi Arabia with Al Ahli

Past:  Succeeded Andre Villas-Boas at Porto and won back-to-back Portuguese league titles in 2012 and 2013

Style:  Thoughtful, attack-minded, good with young players

Future:  A return to a European league

 

10 Roberto Mancini

Age:  49

Nationality:  Italian

Current status:  Unattached after leaving Galatasaray

Past:  Won the Italian Cup with Fiorentina and Lazio and the Serie A title with Internazionale. Steered Manchester City to their first English league title for 44 years.

Style: Tactical flexibility, high media profile takes weight off players, but questionable man-management.

Future:  A return to Italy is on the cards at some point, possibly with the national team, but he may fancy his luck in Spain.

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11-40…

11 Massimo Allegri unattached

12 Murat Yakin unattached

13 Ernesto Valverde Athletic Bilbao

14 Dan Petrescu unattached

15 Quique Flores unattached

16 Claudio Ranieri unattached

17 Roberto Donadoni Parma

18 Vincenzo Montella Fiorentina

19 Slaven Bilic Besiktas

20 Paul Clement Real Madrid (assistant coach)

21 Martin Jol unattached

22 Bert Van Marwijk unattached

23 Elie Baup unattached

24 Bernd Schuster unattached

25 Huub Stevens unattached

26 Pepe Mel unattached

27 Miroslav Djukic unattached

29 Vladimir Petkovic unattached

30 Mario Been unattached

31 Ronald Koeman, unattached

32 Jesualdo Ferreira unattached

33 Jorge Jesus, Benfica

34 Lluis Carreras Mallorca

35 Markus Wienzierl Augsburg

35 Christophe Galtier Saint-Etienne

36 Philippe Montanier Rennes

37 Malky Mackay unattached

38 Antoine Kombouare Lens

39 Sinisa Mihajlovic Sampdoria

40 Giuseppe Iachini Palermo

41 Chris Hughton unattached

42 Erwin Van de Looi Groningen

43 Guy Luzon Standard Liege

44 Michel Olympiakos

45 Ramon Diaz River Plate

46 Luis Zubeldia LDU Quito

47 Rene Meulensteen unattached

48 Neil Lennon unattached

49 Michael Laudrup unattached

50 Tim Sherwood, unattached