Five current Bundesliga coaches have made it onto Four Four Two magazine's 2017 list of the 50 top coaches in the world, with Bayern Munich's Carlo Ancelotti marking his return to the game by slotting into seventh place.
Freiburg's Christian Streich has found his way into the top 50 by guiding the Black Forest club into the UEFA Europa League straight from promotion, while RB Leipzig's Ralph Hasenhüttl ranks 25th after taking the Bundesliga newcomers to second place and a berth in the UEFA Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund finished third behind them, thanks to the work of Thomas Tuchel, who is ranked 34th, while the man who replaces him on the Dortmund bench next season, Peter Bosz, is positioned tenth based on his achievements with Ajax last season.
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Meanwhile, former Bundesliga coaches Lucien Favre, who took Nice to third in Ligue 1 and Jürgen Klopp, who like Favre will contend a Champions League play-off with Liverpool, as well as former Dortmund reserve team coach David Wagner, who guided Huddersfield Town to promotion to the Premier League, also feature in the classification.