HALL OF FAME - MANAGERS
Managers who prioritise winning at all costs and usually do. Possess acute knowledge of positional strategy, their opponents strengths and weaknesses, varying their own team's set up in light of this knowledge. Whilst this can lead to unprecedented success it can draw criticism as such a manager's adaptive approach to the game can lead them to adopt extremely defensive tactics if the situation demands it. Furthermore these managers are accused of lacking a legacy beyond their own era. Prominent examples of the Tactician include Jose Mourinho.
Manager's who have been capable of building indelible legacies at clubs which have undergone periods of relative obscurity only for the manager to transform the club from head to toe and lead them to long periods of success. Such is their impact, they become the face of a club and synonymous with the club itself. As a result it is rare to see this type of manager manage various teams, as the effort and duration it takes to build a 'club' is considerable with managers having to dedicate the majority of their managerial career to the cause. Prominent examples of Club Builders include Sir Matt Busby and Jock Stein.
A manager renowned for their ability to see the game in the future and bring tactical innovations to the fore, breaking with convention and leaving an imprint on the game of football as a whole. Without these managers, the game of football would stand still with no evolution in terms of tactics/training methods. Their understanding of the game tends to put such managers one step ahead of their rivals but with time, once others become accustomed to their innovations and there is widespread adoption, such managers tend to struggle to keep on innovating and become mortal once again.
Managers renowned for their motivational ability and their high emotional IQ. These managers are incredibly perceptive, capable of adapting their approach taking into consideration the personal context of the individual player/groups of players as well as the game situation. Capable of playing good cop, bad cop, father figure or best friend, these managers tend to inspire fierce commitment and loyalty but can also be ruthless if they do not see eye to eye with players on a personal level. Tactically, these types of managers are usually found wanting as their belief is that the fate of the game rests on matters of the heart rather than a battle of the mind. A prominent example of a Man-Manager is Sir Alex Ferguson.