Who are some of the best, or most interesting, managers in sports history? Can be from any sport, either some of the best ever, or some of the most interesting (because of their tactics or whatever). Head coach, manager, same thing... To start with, probably the best soccer manager of all time (or up there anyway), Sir Alex Ferguson: He seems the sort of manager who just completely reshapes the club culture wherever he is at in his own image. Not that he wasn't tactically astute as well, but a lot of it just seems to be his charisma and ability to motivate players. Obviously won everything there is to win with Manchester United, but only in the past year or so did I learn about his success at Aberdeen before that...broke up the old firm (Rangers and Celtic) by winning the Scottish Premier League three times, as well as four Scottish Cups. And most impressive of all won the European Cup Winner's Cup and the European Super Cup. All in the space of 7 years. I don't know as much about North American sports coaches, but it seems like Sir Alex is in the same mould as someone like Vince Lombardi But I don't know I huge amount about him. But I'd be curious to hear about coaches in ice hockey, basketball, nfl etc. Particularly from a tactical perspective (like innovations, or exciting/interesting/unusual strategies) since I don't know a lot about those sports.