Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s great performance in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers has not only put his team at top of group E but also earned him promotion from 91st place to 82nd in the latest national team coaches’ rankings released earlier this week by a leading coaching statistics agency, coachworldranking.com.
The Serb, who has 2961 points, is also ranked 18th in Africa. Recently sacked Ghana coach, Kwesi Appiah has been named as the second best national team coach in Africa with 6055 points whilst Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi tops the poll for coaches on the continent with 8536 points.
The agency’s ranking favors coaches who are active in their jobs while those who have been jobless freely flip down in the grading.
The first fifty on the elongated list is led by coaches who coached at the recent World Cup with the top 15 almost wholly for coaches who excelled at the event.
Germany’s world cup winner, Joachim Low tops the ranking, followed by Spain’s Vicente Del Bosque while Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay is positioned in 3rd.
Italy’s Prandelli is placed fourth, Portuguese Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento fifth, while USA’s Jurgen Klinsmann is in sixth position.
Ex Netherlands Louis Van Gall is 7th on the list. The incumbent Manchester United coach has 12705 points after climbing seven places down.
Kenya’s Bobby Williamson is placed in 66th with 3732 points, Sudanese Mohamed Abdulla 64th with 3754 points while the Togo sacked Didier Six lies in 84th with 2930 points.
The agency conducts these rankings on a monthly basis, below are the top 30 coaches ranked
4.Paolo Jorge Gomes Bento
6.L Van Gaal
10.Jose Manuel de la Torre
11.Luis Felipe Scolari
12.Jorge Luis Pinto
82. Milutin Sredejovic (Uganda)