FM19 Best Coaches

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Training has been given a complete overhaul in Football Manager 2019, giving the manager more control on the daily routine for your players. To make sure your players will get the best development available, you will also have to sign the best coaches. That is why we have created this article, which shows you the Football Manager 2019 best coaches.

All the coaches on our lists have been handpicked by the FMInside backroom staff and will all give you at least 4 stars in their own specific coaching areas. We also made sure that the coaches on this list are willing to sign a contract for that specific role.

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New training areas

As we said in the intro, training has been given a complete overhaul in Football Manager 2019. Not only will you be able to pick a daily schedule for your team, your backroom staff has also seen some changes. The categories you were used to have in Football Manager 2018 and earlier versions have been replaced.

In FM19 the training areas have been divided into five different categories:

  • Goalkeeping
  • Defending
  • Attacking
  • Possession
  • Fitness

And these categories have all been divided into two different areas. Goalkeeping has Shot Stopping and Handling, Fitness has Strength and Quickness. The biggest changes have been made in the other three categories. Defending, Attacking and Possession are now divided in the categories Tactical and Technical. That means that every category has a technical and tactical side to it, making it more diverse.

Potential ability for coaches

Did you know coaches have a potential ability too? Coaches can develop their attributes during a save and that will improve or decline their quality. One way to develop a coach is by sending him on a coaching course. With that in mind, signing a younger coach on this list would be advised, as he will be able to get even better.

5 star coaching

To get a maximum result on training, you will have to make sure to get the maximum rating for every single category. The rating is shown by a set of stars, where 5 stars is the maximum. The starts not only represent the quality of training, but also the coaches’ workload. The higher the workload, the lower the quality of that training category. Even if a coach has all needed attributes set on 20, a high workload will take away stars. This list with the Football Manager 2019 Best coaches will help you get that level.

1 coach per category

The stars in the training area are used for both quality and workload. The more players you have, the higher the workload is. The higher the workload, the lower the quality of training. So it is a bit of a mix and match. Ideally you want at least one coach per category. However, to minimize workload, you should actually have at least two coaches per category.

TIP: You and your assistant(s) are also considered as coaches. Use yourself and your assistant to decrease the workload on some of the categories.

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Best fitness coaches

Below you will see a list with the best Fitness coaches in Football Manager 2019. Coaches will need the same attributes for both areas Strength and Quickness.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Fitness Coaching 15 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 12 or higher
  • Determination 12 or higher
  • Motivating 12 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach or Fitness coach

NameAgeClubWage p/wExpires
Anselmo Sbragia45Corinthians85031-12-2021
Antonio Mello70 --
Paolo Bertelli57Chelsea500030-06-2019
Claudio Bordon66 --
Kai Braun51Bayer 04110030-06-2020
Elio Carravetta57Internacional87531-12-2021
Mike Clegg40Sunderland50030-06-2019
Costantino Coratti50 --
Darlan Schneider54 --
Juvenilson de Souza46 --
Nicklas Dietrich35 --
Nicolas Dyon40Lugano97530-06-2021
Ferreirinha37FC Porto410030-06-2020
Eduardo Freitas46Cruzeiro82531-12-2021
Nathan Gardiner43Tottenham100030-06-2019
Antonio Gualtieri28Juventus270030-06-2023
Markus Gunther51Hamburger SV270030-06-2021
Mark Howard40Burnley180030-06-2021
Joelton Urtiga49 --
Zvonko Komes59 --
Andreas Kornmayer43Liverpool675030-06-2019
Henrik Kuchno44Hertha BSC180030-06-2020
Karla Larburu49Real Socidad180030-06-2019
Werner Leuthard56 --
Manoel Santos50Fluminense82531-12-2020
Joao Martins30Braga87530-06-2021
Eduardo Mendonca Pimenta43 --
Alexander Mouhcine39Gladbach270030-06-2019
Massimo Neri60 --
Chris Neville47Swindon150030-06-2020
Omar Feitosa51Palmeiras80031-12-2021
Charlie Owen31Man Utd75030-06-2020
Miljenko Rak70 --
Bjorn Rekelhof53Ajax140030-06-2019
Darren Robinson45 --
Roberto Sassi67Juventus360030-06-2019
Marcelo Tulbovitz56River72531-12-2021
Javier Vilamitjana50Velez65030-06-2019
Gary Walker36Man Utd400030-06-2020
Walmir Cruz58 --
Florian Wangler38Dortmund430030-06-2019
Thomas Wilhelmi51FC Bayern170030-06-2021
Markus Zetlmeisl51Schalke 04130030-06-2019


Best Goalkeeper coaches Handling

Here is the list for the best goalkeeper coaches in the handling category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • GK Handling 14 or higher
  • GK Distribution 14 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 12 or higher
  • Determination 12 or higher
  • Motivating 12 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach or Goalkeeper coach

NameAgeClubWage p/w (£)Expires
Marcos Abad32Leeds150030-6-2019
John Achterberg46Liverpool400030-6-2020
Pedro Alba63R. Santander30030-6-2020
Emilio Álvarez46Man Utd500030-6-2019
Arzul46Santos110031-12-2021
Rui Barbosa44Wolves300030-6-2020
Jim Barron74Everton100030-6-2019
Joël Bats61Montreal Impact350031-12-2020
Vic Bettinelli58Fulham90030-6-2019
Grégory Coupet45Lyon410030-6-2020
Gerald Ehrmann59Kaiserslautern180030-6-2019
Ángel Férez52Almería180030-6-2020
Darryl Flahavan40Birmingham150030-6-2021
Flávio Tênius54Botafogo87531-12-2021
Francisco Cersósimo51Atlético Mineiro100031-12-2021
Iñaki García Sendín48---
Iñaki Bergara56---
Pedro Jaro55---
Andreas Köpke55---
Marco Langner49VfB Stuttgart180030-6-2020
Leandro Franco39Cruzeiro120031-12-2021
Christophe Lollichon55Chelsea1200030-6-2021
Marinho65---
Marquinhos54São Paulo100031-12-2020
Gerry Peyton62---
Kevin Poole54---
Michael Rechner38TSG Hoffenheim270030-6-2020
Rogério Maia44Flamengo110031-12-2021
José Romero57Lanús75030-6-2021
Alejandro Rosalén41Fiorentina260030-6-2022
Célio José Rossi51Tombense30031-12-2019
Marco Savorani53Roma320030-6-2023
Thomas Schlieck48Borussia Dortmund150030-6-2019
Peter Sirch56FC Bayern180030-6-2019
Lee Smelt60Charlton75030-6-2020
Eric Steele64---
Martin Thomas58---
Eberhard Trautner51RB Leipzig130030-6-2020
Ludwig Trifellner59Traunstein10030-6-2019
Jorge Vital55Braga270030-6-2021


Best goalkeeper coaches: Shot Stopping

Below you will see the list with the best goalkeeper coaches in the Shot Stopping category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • GK Shot stopping 15 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 12 or higher
  • Determination 12 or higher
  • Motivating 12 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach or Goalkeeper coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Marcos Abad32Leeds150030-6-2019
John Achterberg46Liverpool400030-6-2020
Pedro Alba63R. Santander30030-6-2020
Emilio Álvarez46Man Utd500030-6-2019
Arzul46Santos110031-12-2021
Rui Barbosa44Wolves300030-6-2020
Joel Bats61Montreal Impact350031-12-2020
Vic Bettinelli58Fulham90030-6-2019
Gregory Coupet45Lyon410030-6-2020
Gerald Ehrmann59Kaiserslautern180030-6-2019
Angel Ferez52Almeria180030-6-2020
Alan Fettis47Man Utd200030-6-2019
Flavio Tenius54Botafogo87531-12-2021
Francisco Cersosimo51Atletico Mineiro100031-12-2021
Inaki Garcia Sendin48 --
Michael Gspurning37Union Berlin130030-6-2019
Inaki Bergara56 --
Pedro Jaro55 --
Andreas Kopke55 --
Marco Langner49VfB Stuttgart180030-6-2020
Leandro Franco39Cruzeiro120031-12-2021
Christophe Lollichon55Chelsea1200030-6-2021
Marinho65 --
Marquinhos54Sao Paulo100031-12-2020
Mauri Lima53 --
Gerry Peyton62 --
Michael Rechner38TSG Hoffenheim270030-6-2020
Joao Ricardo37Tondela62530-6-2019
Johann Rieckhof53Bayer 04130030-6-2019
Jose Romero57Lanus75030-6-2021
Alejandro Rosalen41Fiorentina260030-6-2022
Celio Jose Rossi51Tombense30031-12-2019
Marco Savorani53Roma320030-6-2023
Thomas Schlieck48Borussia Dortmund150030-6-2019
Peter Sirch56FC Bayern180030-6-2019
Lee Smelt60Charlton75030-6-2020
Eric Steele64 --
Martin Thomas58 --
Eberhard Trautner51RB Leipzig130030-6-2020
Ludwig Trifellner59Traunstein10030-6-2019
Jorge Vital55Braga270030-6-2021
Kevin Wolfe54Man Utd80030-6-2019


Best Attacking Coaches: Tactical

The list with the best attacking coaches in the tactical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Tactical 12 or higher
  • Attacking 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWage p/w (£)Expires
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Keith Bertschin61Solihull Moors45030-6-2020
Costantino Coratti50 --
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42 --
Neil Dewsnip53 --
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
Jose Manuel Etxabe49Real Sociedad200030-6-2020
Duncan Ferguson46Everton600030-6-2019
Frank Fröhling40 --
Jan Hoepner37Bayer Leverkusen90030-6-2021
Martin Hunter57 --
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
Julian Jenner34AZ140030-6-2019
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
David Lowe52Blackburn250030-6-2019
Marcos Valadares41Vasco110031-12-2019
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Orlando51Sao Paulo100031-12-2019
David Platt52 --
Weligton38 --
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019


Best attacking coaches: Technical

The list with the best attacking coaches in the technical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Tactical 12 or higher
  • Attacking 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Keith Bertschin61Solihull Moors45030-6-2020
Nicola Caccia48 --
Costantino Coratti50 --
Alan Cork59West Brom120030-6-2021
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42 --
Aaron Danks34 --
Kelvin Duffree34Ajax160030-6-2019
John Ebbrell48Everton100030-6-2019
Joe Edwards31Chelsea500030-6-2021
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
Duncan Ferguson46Everton600030-6-2019
Robbie Fowler43 --
Frank Fröhling40 --
Eduard Graf34Borussia Dortmund150030-6-2020
Martin Hunter57 --
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
Julian Jenner34AZ140030-6-2019
João Antônio52Gremio95031-12-2019
Jens Klaas43 --
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
David Lowe52Blackburn250030-6-2019
Marcos Valadares41Vasco110031-12-2019
Gerardo Miranda54Defensor Sporting32530-6-2019
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Orlando51Sao Paulo100031-12-2019
Kai Oswald40VfB Stuttgart110030-6-2020
Javier Pérez41NYCFC380031-12-2018
Valnei Pichite dos Santos42Bahia75031-12-2019
David Platt52 --
Hélder Postiga35 --
Mark Robson49 --
Walter Samuel40Lugano150030-6-2021
Hans Visser51Roda180030-6-2019
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019


Best defensive coaches: Tactical

The list with the best defensive coaches in the tactical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Tactical 12 or higher
  • Defensive 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Dean Austin48--
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Uwe Bindewald49Eintracht Frankfurt110030-6-2021
Steve Bould55Arsenal2500030-6-2019
Rouven Brandt41SV Werder90030-6-2019
Paul Brush60Tottenham80030-6-2019
Costantino Coratti50--
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Andy Crosby45Hull180030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42--
Neil Dewsnip53--
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
Frank Fröhling40--
Heiko Gerber45VfB Stuttgart72530-6-2019
Jan Hoepner37Bayer 0490030-6-2021
Martin Hunter57--
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
David Lowe52Blackburn250030-6-2019
Marcos Valadares41Vasco110031-12-2019
Gunther Metz50--
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Victor Onopko48CSKA Moscow160030-6-2021
Orlando51São Paulo100031-12-2019
Rodney Gonçalves39Goiás100031-12-2020
Ricky Sbragia62Man Utd300030-6-2020
Koen Stam31AZ150030-6-2020
Robbie Stockdale38--
Dave Watson56Newcastle250030-6-2020
Patrick Weiser46Bayer Leverkusen180030-6-2021
Weligton38--
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019


Best defensive coaches: Technical

The list with the best defensive coaches in the technical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Technical 12 or higher
  • Defensive 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Gilberto Andrade37Boavista87530-6-2019
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Rouven Brandt41SV Werder90030-6-2019
Celio Lúcio47Cruzeiro100031-12-2019
Costantino Coratti50--
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42--
Kelvin Duffree34Ajax160030-6-2019
John Ebbrell48Everton100030-6-2019
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
Frank Fröhling40--
Eduard Graf34Borussia Dortmund150030-6-2020
Martin Hunter57--
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
João Antônio52Grêmio95031-12-2019
Jens Klaas43--
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
David Lowe52Blackburn250030-6-2019
Marcos Valadares41Vasco110031-12-2019
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Orlando51São Paulo100031-12-2019
Kai Oswald40VfB Stuttgart110030-6-2020
Javier Pérez41NYCFC380031-12-2018
Rodney Gonçalves39Goiás100031-12-2020
Walter Samuel40Lugano150030-6-2021
Dave Watson56Newcastle250030-6-2020
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019


Best possession coaches: Tactical

The list with the best possession coaches in the tactical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Tactical 12 or higher
  • Mental 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Keith Bertschin61Solihull Moors45030-6-2020
Uwe Bindewald49Eintracht Frankfurt110030-6-2021
Steve Bould55Arsenal2500030-6-2019
Paul Brush60Tottenham80030-6-2019
Costantino Coratti50--
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42--
Neil Dewsnip53--
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
José Manuel Etxabe49Real San Sebastián200030-6-2020
Frank Fröhling40--
Jan Hoepner37Bayer 0490030-6-2021
Martin Hunter57--
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
Jens Lehmann48--
Gunther Metz50--
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Orlando51São Paulo100030-6-2019
Ricky Sbragia62Man Utd300030-6-2020
Robbie Stockdale38--
Dave Watson56Newcastle250030-6-2020
Weligton38--
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019


Best possession coaches: Technical

The list with the best possession coaches in the technical category.

We have used the following criteria to select these coaches, who will all give you 3.5 stars or more:

  • Technical 12 or higher
  • Mental 12 or higher
  • Level of Discipline 10 or higher
  • Determination 10 or higher
  • Motivating 10 or higher
  • Preferred job: Coach

NameAgeClubWages p/w (£)Expires
Udo Bassemir59FC Bayern170030-6-2020
Keith Bertschin61Solihull Moors45030-6-2020
Nicola Caccia48--
Celio Lúcio47Cruzeiro100031-12-2019
Costantino Coratti50--
Neil Critchley39Liverpool400030-6-2019
Dagoberto Santos42--
Aaron Danks34--
Kelvin Duffree34Ajax160030-6-2019
John Ebbrell48Everton100030-6-2019
Norbert Elgert61Schalke 04360030-6-2020
Cristian Fiél38Dynamo Dresden67530-6-2020
Robbie Fowler43--
Frank Fröhling40--
Eduard Graf34Borussia Dortmund150030-6-2020
Sören Hartung34Mainz 0590030-6-2019
Martin Hunter57--
Andoni Imaz46A. Bilbao700030-6-2022
Theo Janssen36Vitesse110030-6-2019
Jens Klaas43--
Tobias Kurbjuweit35Hamburger SV110030-6-2019
Mista39Valencia320030-6-2021
Orlando51São Paulo100031-12-2019
Kai Oswald40VfB Stuttgart110030-6-2020
Javier Pérez41NYCFC380031-12-2018
Valnei Pichite dos Santos42Bahia75031-12-2019
Walter Samuel40Lugano150030-6-2021
Sjors Ultee31--
Dave Watson56Newcastle250030-6-2020
Nordin Wooter41Ajax180030-6-2019

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