Sacchi 'third best Coach in history'

Former Milan and Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi has been ranked the third-best Coach in history by France Football.

The prestigious publication released its top 50 Coaches of all time on Tuesday, based on their honours list, legacy, character, longevity and impact.

Sacchi won a Scudetto and two European Cups with Milan between 1987 and 1991, while leading the movement that discarded the use of sweepers in Italian football.

However, ex-Ajax and Netherlands Coach Rinus Michels came first for pioneering the art of Total Football, which is widely seen as the precursor to the all-conquering Barcelona and Spain sides of 2008-2012.

In second place is Sir Alex Ferguson, thanks to his haul of 38 trophies in 27 years as manager of Manchester United.

Elsewhere, Carlo Ancelotti is eighth for being ‘a reference point of the 21st century’, having won three Champions Leagues with Milan and Real Madrid.

Giovanni Trapattoni, who turned 80 on Sunday, is ranked 12th, followed by 2006 World Cup winner Marcello Lippi (16th), Nereo Rocco (17th), Fabio Capello (21st) and Antonio Conte (49th).

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