BEST COACHES IN FM17

If you want your team to perform on his best in Football Manager, you have to make sure you give your players the best. Having great facilities is one important area in player development, but having the best coaches available is at least as important. On this immense list you will find the best coaches available in Football Manager 2017. The coaches who are on this list will all give you at least 4 stars in their own specific coaching area. This list includes real coaches only. Some of them have contracts, some of them are available on a free transfer.

POTENTIAL

Did you know that backroom staff members have a Current & Potential Ability too? Some coaches will be able to improve their attributes as the game progresses. A way to develop a coach is by sending him on a coaching course.

5 STAR COACHING

To get the best out of your players, it is advised to try and get every training category on at least 4 stars and ideally even on 5 stars. The stars you see in the game represent the quality and coaches’ work-load of that category. The higher the amount of stars, the better the training will be for your players. To make sure you get 5 stars you should pay attention to the following rule:

A coach must never be responsible for more than one category. Meaning, you will have to sign at least one coach for every category. That is a total of 9 coaches (including yourself and your assistant manager).

But if you really want to make sure your players get the best of the best; sign two coaches per category. But the truth is that this amount of coaches is only available for the elite. But as the game progresses, you might create an elite club and make it possible to sign 18 different coaches!

 

BEST FITNESS COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage p/w
Santella, Julio-70ARG0
Mackey, MartínNewell's42ARG1.550
Hannoset, Siebe-29BEL0
Paulo Paixão-65BRA0
Anselmo SbragiaBahia43BRA950
Eduardo Silva-45BRA0
Omar Feitosa Palmeiras49BRA1.160
Antônio Mello-68BRA0
Otávio de Vilhena Palmeiras42BRA0
Bottino, Altamiro Albernaz Palmeiras56BRA2.520
Vinícius Martins Palmeiras48BRA0
Carravetta, Élio Internacional54BRA1.090
Riva Carli-63BRA0
Campeiz, José Mário Sao Paulo54BRA1.020
de Souza, Juvenilson Atletico Mineiro44BRA1.110
Ernesto Baroni Recife41BRA1.110
Darlan Schneider Guangzhou52BRA460
Sheytanov, Lyubomir Ludogorets54BUL260
Norman, Darcy Roma44CAN13.400
Harbin, JohnNorthampton69ENG810
Gant, Craig Arsenal46ENG1.740
Colbert, Tony Arsenal53ENG2.780
Bartlett, Oliver Leverkusen47ENG4.000
Buenaventura, Lorenzo Man City53ESP1.880
Ismael Fernández-39ESP0
Margallo, Kike-37ESP0
Amado, Marcos A. Bilbao41ESP4.310
Lambert, Philippe-53FRA0
Ehrmann, Gerald Kaiserslautern57GER2.000
Zetlmeisl, Markus Schalke 0449GER1.500
Wilhelmi, Thomas Bayern49GER1.920
Papadopoulos, Christos Stuttgart51GRE2.000
Weiss, Ronen-39ISR0
Sassi, Roberto Juventus65ITA4.040
Bordon, Claudio-64ITA0
Andorlini, Alberto Udinese63ITA2.270
Bisciotti, Giannicola Inter56ITA5.210
Pondrelli, Giuseppe Watford46ITA5.800
Rapetti, Stefano Sampdoria39ITA3.020
Folletti, Simone Juventus43ITA4.040
Savoia, Cristian-30ITA0
Monteiro, Mário Sporting52POR4.520
Turrén, Modesto-63URU0
Ortega, Óscar A. Madrid58URU5.300
Piri, Scott-47USA0

BEST TACTICS COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Monarriz, DiegoRosario Central48ARG940
Chumba, JuanHuracán48ARG940
Kuyumchoglu, FernandoSan Lorenzo47ARG1.150
Zanetti, SergioPro Vercelli48ARG0
Arzberger, HeinzFC Red Bull Salzburg43AUT1.000
Hedl, RaimundSK Rapid Wien41AUT2.500
Knaller, WolfgangSKN St. Pölten54AUT1.000
Pripfl, GeraldSC Kalsdorf42AUT0
Van den Buijs, StanClub Brugge59BEL7.490
De Groote, GilbertAA Gent68BEL2.000
Martens, GuyKrylja Sovetov57BEL610
Meert, Bart-48BEL0
Ostrovskiy, Andrey-42BLR0
Lemos Filho, Quintiliano FranciscoCEC51BRA630
Francisco CersósimoATM49BRA1.470
Antônio Mello-68BRA0
TataFLA62BRA1.660
Ednilson SenaBOT45BRA1.080
Carlinhos NevesATM60BRA1.080
Riva Carli-63BRA0
Luiz CarlosEmirates51BRA420
Tenan Neto, AlbertoVDG32BRA990
Andreasen, Poul ErikAaB66DEN1.390
Hunter, MartinSouthampton56ENG0
Chamberlain, MarkPortsmouth54ENG1.160
Lowe, DavidBlackburn50ENG700
Speakman, KristjaanBirmingham35ENG1.160
Gómez, AntonioNewcastle42ESP9.280
Ruiz, ToniEibar46ESP3.560
Tamarit, XavierAlavés34ESP6.520
Martinez, JoséAS Nancy Lorraine46FRA4.610
Kornetka, LarsLeverkusen38GER1.500
Storm, JacquesPEC Zwolle54HOL2.380
Spijkerman, HennieAjax65HOL2.720
Versleeuwen, John-52HOL0
Cei, DavideJuventus52ITA0
Dolcetti, AldoJuventus49ITA5.330
Bortoluzzi, Diego-49ITA0
D'Urso, MassimoCesena49ITA1.840
Stellini, CristianGenoa42ITA0
Casoni, RossanoSpal47ITA600
Andreazzoli, AurelioRoma62ITA4.360
Vagnini, LorenzoAscoli29ITA940
Lo Monaco, MassimoTrapani36ITA1.150
Carminati, Ivan-61ITA0
Bernazzani, DanieleINTER53ITA0
Arrigotti, Enrico-54ITA0
Scirea, RiccardoJuventus38ITA2.270
De Leo, EmilioTorino38ITA2.270
Maldera, Andrea-45ITA0
Salzarulo, MicheleINTER33ITA2.270
Corti, GianmarioINTER42ITA0
Cattani, StefanoSassuolo42ITA2.270
Baggio, SimoneVerona33ITA2.270
Baldi, RenatoTorino37ITA5.610
Lamberti, DavideTorino28ITA4.170
Bellinzaghi, StefanoINTER45ITA2.270
Zammitti, SalvatorePalermo56ITA1.400
Moe, ErlingMolde44NOR1.100
Lunov, HaakonStrømsgodset34NOR550
Duarte, Jaime-61PER0
Frade, VítorFCP71POR3.760
Martins, LuísSporting52POR3.500
Ribeiro, Pedro-30POR0
Leal, TiagoShakhtar31POR2.300
Chanov, VyacheslavCSKA Moscow64RUS630
Kennedy, JohnCeltic32SCO3.480
McGrain, DannyCeltic66SCO6.960
Sretenovic, Goran-47SER0

BEST BALL CONTROL COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Chumba, JuanHuracán48ARG940
Flávio TêniusBOT52BRA1.100
Paulo Paixão-65BRA0
Anselmo SbragiaBAH43BRA950
Wellington VeroAMG58BRA940
Francisco CersósimoATM49BRA1.470
Antônio Mello-68BRA0
Cléber QueirogaNAU39BRA530
Joélson CorreiaSTA48BRA1.020
Bastos e Silva, Wendel LuizSergipe38BRA220
Luiz CarlosEmirates51BRA420
Chamberlain, MarkPortsmouth54ENG1.160
Harrison, EricHuddersfield80ENG350
Martagón, JuanSevilla48ESP8.480
Gómez, AntonioNewcastle42ESP9.280
Borrell, RodolfoMan City45ESP11.600
Elgert, NorbertGelsenkirchen59GER0
van der Laan, HarryExcelsior52HOL1.060
Caccia, NicolaA.C. Milan46ITA7.550
Neri, MassimoWuhan58ITA150
Lupo, Vittorio EmanueleNovara41ITA1.960
Spinelli, GianlucaChelsea49ITA4.060
Carminati, Ivan-61ITA0
Raciti, Ezio-56ITA0
Cerrone, SalvatoreINTER56ITA2.270
Colombino, GiuseppeCatania31ITA760
Franco, VincenzoTorino32ITA1.220
Campanella, Castrenze-53ITA0
Brychczy, LucjanLegia82POL530
Barros, RuiFCP50POR3.760
Louro, SilvinoMan Utd57POR11.600
Matos, Luís-60POR0
Quaresma, MiguelSporting62POR6.020
Frade, VítorFCP71POR3.760
Tralhão, JoãoSLB35POR0
Bruno LageSheff Wed40POR930
Pedro, FilipeEstoril29POR830

BEST DEFENDING COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Crosa, DiegoNewell's40ARG720
Van den Buijs, StanClub Brugge59BEL7.490
Wellington VeroAMG58BRA940
Francisco CersósimoATM49BRA1.470
TataFLA62BRA1.660
Joélson CorreiaSTA48BRA1.020
Flávio TanajuraVIT41BRA1.280
Carlinhos NevesATM60BRA1.080
Riva Carli-63BRA0
Ranielle RibeiroABF36BRA300
Marco BiasottoFLA46BRA1.380
Cláudio CaçapaOlympique Lyonnais40BRA5.080
CrisOlympique Lyonnais39BRA0
Dimitrov, NikolayLitex45BUL150
Dzheferski, Toni-61BUL0
Robinson, PaulBirmingham37ENG2.900
Hooper, KarlBirmingham28ENG350
Johnson, MichaelCardiff42ENG1.160
Ruiz, ToniEibar46ESP3.560
Abando, Gonzalo-57ESP0
Iñaki Bergara-54ESP0
Fichaux, Claude-47FRA0
Stegmayer, MichaelDarmstadt31GER800
Baier, PatrickFreiburg48GER2.000
Paauwe, PatrickPSV40HOL1.890
Rivalta, ClaudioCesena38ITA710
Baldini, DanieleRoma52ITA5.980
Suriano, AndreaCatania40ITA0
Frati, Alessio-42ITA0
Nava, StefanoA.C. Milan47ITA0
Di Bitonto, NicolaFoggia50ITA400
Lo Monaco, MassimoTrapani36ITA1.150
Arrigotti, Enrico-54ITA0
Strande, TrondMolde45NOR880
Espinoza, JoséUniversidad San Martín42PER0
Quaresma, MiguelSporting62POR6.020
Malyukov, OlegCSKA Moscow51RUS910
Murray, GrantHibernian40SCO1.040
Albiston, Arthur-58SCO0
McAndrew, TonyAston Villa60SCO1.160
Kennedy, JohnCeltic32SCO3.480
McGrain, DannyCeltic66SCO6.960
Djurdjevic, IvanLech39SER430
Gämperle, HaraldYoung Boys48SUI3.170
Vugdalic, MuamerMaribor38SVN300
Williams, RichieReal Salt Lake46USA1.780

BEST ATTACKING COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Batista, Norberto-54ARG0
Biaggio, ClaudioSan Lorenzo49ARG0
Graf, ClaudioTalleres Cba.40ARG700
Sallaberry, PedroSan Lorenzo47ARG880
Sarría, ClaudioInstituto40ARG0
Zanetti, SergioPro Vercelli48ARG0
Akagündüz, MuhammetSK Rapid Wien38AUT500
Meert, StijnZulte Waregem38BEL0
D'Hollander, Frederik-40BEL0
Lemos Filho, Quintiliano FranciscoCEC51BRA630
Wellington VeroAMG58BRA940
Cléber QueirogaNAU39BRA530
Carlinhos NevesATM60BRA1.080
Chico Fraga-61BRA0
Manoel Santos-39BRA0
Bastos e Silva, Wendel LuizSergipe38BRA220
Ranielle RibeiroABF36BRA300
Marco BiasottoFLA46BRA1.380
Linkov, PlamenLitex59BUL20
Vlcek, StanislavSlavia Prague40CZE370
Knoflicek, IvoSlavia Prague54CZE370
Larsen, Jacob F.AaB36DEN1.230
Beardsley, PeterNewcastle55ENG0
Sale, MarkBirmingham44ENG930
Whelan, TonyMan Utd63ENG1.740
Walsh, AlanBristol Rovers59ENG0
Barbarà, JoanBarcelona49ESP10.630
Borrell, RodolfoMan City45ESP11.600
Cauet, BenoîtINTER47FRA2.270
Mengual, GuyOGC Nice56FRA4.960
Zickler, AlexanderFC Red Bull Salzburg42GER1.000
Kirsten, Ulf-50GER0
Hoffmann, BenjaminDortmund36GER0
Visser, HansKrylja Sovetov49HOL2.000
Sheedy, KevinEverton56IRL0
Elia, Oz-49ISR0
Mandelli, PaoloSassuolo48ITA0
Bortoluzzi, Diego-49ITA0
Melandri, Stefano-52ITA0
Miano, PaoloUdinese55ITA2.270
Corti, GianmarioInternazionale42ITA0
Råket, Stig Arild-38NOR0
Naustan, RogerRosenborg35NOR1.050
Brychczy, LucjanLegia82POL530
Barros, RuiFCP50POR3.760
Tralhão, JoãoSLB35POR0
Ferguson, DuncanEverton44SCO4.640
Scepovic, SladjanTeleoptik50SER20
Cimirotic, SebastjanOlimpija41SVN360
Tereschenko, VyacheslavChornomorets39UKR40

BEST SHOOTING COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Biaggio, ClaudioSan Lorenzo49ARG0
Lemos Filho, Quintiliano FranciscoCEC51BRA630
Anselmo SbragiaBAH43BRA950
Wellington VeroAMG58BRA940
Francisco CersósimoATM49BRA1.470
Sílvio-46BRA0
Luís Fernando FloresGOI52BRA930
Marcos Rogério-45BRA0
Cléber QueirogaNAU39BRA530
Joélson CorreiaSTA48BRA1.020
ZinhoVDG49BRA960
Carlinhos NevesATM60BRA1.080
Chico Fraga-61BRA0
Bastos e Silva, Wendel LuizSergipe38BRA220
Marcos ValadaresCEC39BRA0
Ranielle RibeiroABF36BRA300
Alexandre Lopes-45BRA0
Marco BiasottoFLA46BRA1.380
Mlinaric, MarkoDinamo55CRO370
Larsen, Jacob F.AaB36DEN1.230
Hansen, Hans-39DEN0
Hunter, MartinSouthampton56ENG0
Beardsley, PeterNewcastle55ENG0
Inglethorpe, AlexLiverpool44ENG11.600
Lowe, DavidBlackburn50ENG700
Platt, David-50ENG0
Sale, MarkBirmingham44ENG930
Moss, DavidCeltic47ENG1.160
Whelan, TonyMan Utd63ENG1.740
Altimira, AureliBarcelona48ESP16.860
GutiR. Madrid39ESP0
Martagón, JuanSevilla48ESP8.480
Gómez, AntonioNewcastle42ESP9.280
Barbarà, JoanBarcelona49ESP10.630
Hernando, JulioCoruña45ESP3.200
Borrell, RodolfoMan City45ESP11.600
Martínez, Juan Carlos-50ESP0
Salvans, Joan-49ESP0
Cauet, BenoîtINTER47FRA2.270
Kirsten, Ulf-50GER0
Elgert, NorbertGelsenkirchen59GER0
Visser, HansKrylja Sovetov49HOL2.000
van der Laan, HarryExcelsior52HOL1.060
Lücke, Eltjo-48HOL0
de Groot, Bilal-33HOL0
Sheedy, KevinEverton56IRL0
Elia, Oz-49ISR0
Caccia, NicolaA.C. Milan46ITA7.550
Melandri, Stefano-52ITA0
D'Oppido, Rino-47ITA0
Giuffrida, Mario-39ITA0
Pavoni, LucaPerugia42ITA360
Vio, Gianni-63ITA0
Råket, Stig Arild-38NOR0
Brychczy, LucjanLegia82POL530
Barros, RuiFCP50POR3.760
Chalana, FernandoSLB57POR4.520
Tralhão, JoãoSLB35POR0
Grishin, AlexandrCSKA Moscow44RUS0
Belyaev, Adam-50RUS0
Ferguson, DuncanEverton44SCO4.640
Henderson, Stewart-69SCO0
Kellacher, ScottInverness CT35SCO930
Kopasic, DejanOlimpija32SVN380
Saralegui, AníbalRiver Plate de Montevideo46URU320
Rodríguez, RudyNacional63URU560
Birchall, AdamArsenal31WAL1.160

BEST GK SHOT STOPPING COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Argüeso, ClaudioRiver54ARG790
Macho, JürgenFirst Vienna FC 189438AUT300
Heu, Georg-50AUT0
Arzberger, HeinzFC Red Bull Salzburg43AUT1.000
Hedl, RaimundSK Rapid Wien41AUT2.500
Knaller, WolfgangSKN St. Pölten54AUT1.000
Pripfl, GeraldSC Kalsdorf42AUT0
Loch, StefanSK Sturm Graz34AUT1.000
De Wilde, FilipWaasland-Beveren51BEL750
Martens, GuyKrylja Sovetov57BEL610
Flávio TêniusBOT52BRA1.100
Ilo Roxo-65BRA0
Francisco CersósimoATM49BRA1.470
Roxo, GiulianoINT39BRA1.150
ParaíbaSPT48BRA970
Buus, PoulAaB53DEN1.230
Sadler, AdamLeicester36ENG700
Bartram, VinceSouthampton47ENG580
Mimms, Bobby-52ENG0
Woods, ChrisWest Ham56ENG3.480
Coles, DavidBristol City52ENG1.740
Sambade, José-44ESP0
Álvarez, EmilioMan Utd44ESP5.800
García, JavierSevilla36ESP7.690
Rosalén, AlejandroFiorentina39ESP2.270
Iñaki Bergara-54ESP0
Martini, BrunoMontpellier HSC54FRA3.720
Raviot, Franck-42FRA0
Kraft, MichaelYongchang50GER490
de Beer, WolfgangDortmund52GER6.720
Sirch, PeterBayern54GER2.000
Nederburgh, JanTelstar58HOL500
Storm, JacquesPEC Zwolle54HOL2.380
Spinelli, GianlucaChelsea49ITA4.060
Grigioni, AdalbertoLazio61ITA2.270
Zinetti, Giuseppe-58ITA0
Nenci, MassimoNapoli51ITA4.220
Mlynarczyk, Jozef-62POL0
Figueiredo, Diamantino-56POR0
Matos, Luís-60POR0
Oliveira, HugoSLB37POR3.010
Chanov, VyacheslavCSKA Moscow64RUS630
Hilfiker, AndreasWolfsburg47SUI4.000
Elfvendahl, MathsIFK Norrköping29SWE800
Simsek, Yavuz-69TUR0

BEST GK HANDLING COACHES

NameTeamAgeNationWage
Bouras, AzizFC Sochaux-Montbé51ALG1.640
Cirrincione, HoracioBoca50ARG830
Irusta, AgustínSan Lorenzo73ARG880
Campagnuolo, Gustavo-43ARG0
Macho, JürgenFirst Vienna FC 189438AUT300
Heu, Georg-50AUT0
Arzberger, HeinzFC Red Bull Salzburg43AUT1.000
Hedl, RaimundSK Rapid Wien41AUT2.500
Knaller, WolfgangSKN St. Pölten54AUT1.000
Pripfl, GeraldSC Kalsdorf42AUT0
Vande Walle, PhilippeStandard Liege54BEL4.000
De Wilde, FilipWaasland-Beveren51BEL750
Peters, PollKRC Genk67BEL1.000
Martens, GuyKrylja Sovetov57BEL610
Flávio TêniusBotagofo52BRA1.100
Moreira, Aguinaldo-72BRA0
Francisco CersósimoAtletico Mineiro49BRA1.470
Taffarel-50BRA0
Roxo, GiulianoInternacional39BRA1.150
Luciano OliveiraATP43BRA1.320
Rossi, Célio José-49BRA0
Peçanha, Antônio ManoelFIG54BRA1.340
Niño, EduardoDeportivo Cali49COL400
Buus, PoulAaB53DEN1.230
Fairman, AndyEverton36ENG1.040
Coton, TonyAston Villa55ENG1.160
Mercer, BillyBurnley47ENG1.160
Mimms, Bobby-52ENG0
Webster, MalcolmIpswich63ENG580
Hartis, Richard-48ENG0
Shulberg, SamYeovil21ENG290
Sambade, José-44ESP0
García, JavierSevilla36ESP7.690
Iñaki Bergara-54ESP0
Martini, BrunoMontpellier HSC54FRA3.720
Moulin, David-33FRA0
Lollichon, ChristopheChelsea53FRA13.920
Raviot, Franck-42FRA0
Gehrke, Holger-55GER0
Köpke, Andreas-53GER0
de Beer, WolfgangDortmund52GER6.720
Bonaiuti, AdrianoInternazionale48ITA4.970
Spinelli, GianlucaChelsea49ITA4.060
Grigioni, AdalbertoLazio61ITA2.270
Jennings, PatTottenham71NIR6.550
Mlynarczyk, Jozef-62POL0
Louro, SilvinoMan Utd57POR11.600
Espinha, Pedro-50POR0
Figueiredo, Diamantino-56POR0
Matos, Luís-60POR0
Onofre, ValterOlhanense60POR690
Oliveira, HugoBenfica37POR3.010
Correia, DanielFC Porto39POR1.450
Johnson, Grant-49RSA0
Chanov, VyacheslavCSKA Moscow64RUS630
Esson, RyanInverness CT36SCO810
Sullivan, NeilLeeds46SCO1.400
Suica, SlobodanAtromitos60SER720
Elfvendahl, MathsIFK Norrköping29SWE800
Kafanov, VitalyRostov56TKM610
Öger, Zafer-56TUR0
Wyn-Jones, JasonEgersunds37WAL520