World top 50 list honours Rangers & Gio and dumps Celtic

World top 50 list honours Rangers & Gio and dumps Celtic
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Manager of Rangers reacts with Colin Stewart at the end of the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Sparta Praha at Ibrox Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In a list placing the incredible Pep Guardiola as the world’s most valuable manager, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst earned himself a superb 41st place of 50, while his Celtic counterpart was nowhere to be seen.

Rangers’ new boss (is he ‘new’ any more) has impressed all onlookers with his studious approach to the game, and his honours at Feyenoord (a clutch of domestic trophies including the league) and spectacular start to life at Ibrox have earned him a slot above Xavi, Benitez and Vieira which is no mean feat.

He is still a slightly unknown quantity in the UK, despite being a Rangers legend and is only now an increasingly established name, so to come close to the top 40 is outstanding, and his stock has really only been earned from the stellar first 9 matches as Rangers boss.

Otherwise, despite his achievements in Holland, we doubt he’d have made the list.

Celtic’s boss, of course, is nowhere to be seen, but former manager Steven Gerrard hits a lofty 16th place. Whether you agree with that is a matter of personal opinion and may indicate the man’s profile with the list makers, being an English compilation.

It’s hard to disagree with the top 4 though – Klopp, Guardiola, Conte and Tuchel, and even though one could argue some bias with them all being based in the PL, right now the PL by some distance is the best league in the world. Spain has fallen quite drastically, Germany is still dominated by Bayern, and Italy is now a much more competitive and even division with no Juve domination any more, and a weak pair of Milan clubs by their own standards being the top two shows it’s not quite the powerhouse it wants to be. And Ligue 1 is and will always be PSG’s playground.

But getting away from the point, Gio is the only SPL manager to be in this list.

And that says it all.

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