Abel Ferreira and Leonardo Jardim are on the list of 24 coaches chosen by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) to be the best in the world in 2021.
Abel and Jardim are the only Portuguese in this elite group, whose goal is to succeed Hansi Flick, winner in 2020.
Abel Ferreira, 42, has been at Palmeiras for a year and already has a lot of work to present: a Libertadores Cup and a Brazil Cup, to which he can add other trophies this year. Abel Ferreira returned to qualify Palmeiras for the Libertadores final and is still in second place in the Brasileirão, with nine rounds to play.
Leonardo Jardim, 47, left Monaco for Al Hilal and will play in the Asian Champions League final.
Thomas Tuchel (Germany, Chelsea)
Josep Guardiola (Spain, Manchester City)
Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina, PSG)
Zinedine Zidane (France, Real Madrid *)
Unai Emeri (Spain, Villarreal)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway, Manchester United)
Hans-Dieter Flick (Alemanha, Bavaria)
Julian Nagelsmann (Germany, Leipzig)
Diego Simeone (Argentina, Atlético Madrid)
Antonio Conte (Italy, Inter *)
Christophe Galtier (França, Lille)
Yuriy Vernydub (Ucrânia, Sheriff)
Renato Gaucho (Brazil, Flamengo)
Abel Ferreira (Brazil, Palmeiras)
Alexi Stival “Cuca” (Brazil, Atlético Mineiro)
Pitso Mosimane (África do Sul, Al Ahly SC)
Manqoba Mngqithi (South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns)
Moeni Chaabani (Tunisia, Esp Tunis)
Jim Curtin (USA, Philadelphia Union)
Santiago Solari (Argentina, CF America team)
Javier Aguirre (Mexico, CF Monterrey)
Juan Reynoso (Peru, Cruz Azul team)
Leonardo Jardim (Portugal, Al Hilal FC)
Gi Dong Kim (South Korea, Pohang Steelers)