There have so far been 19 FIFA World Cups, and 18 different men have lifted the trophy as manager.
That means one of them has won it twice, and no doubt he figures prominently in this list: the 20 best World Cup managers of all time.
It is a most exclusive list, which means there isn’t tremendous difference between the managers that have guided their teams to international glory.
But we have also included a pair that never won the World Cup, although both came close. And it’s with them that we begin.