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5 managers with the most league points in the 21st century

Arjun Singh Devgan
Carlo Ancelotti has garnered the most league points in the 21st century
Carlo Ancelotti has garnered the most league points in the 21st century / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages
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There have been a number of top managers that have emerged in the 21st century, with some of them going on to attain legendary status in the game. While Sir Alex Ferguson is considered to be the greatest manager of all-time, there are a number of other individuals who can lay claim to being the best in the business.

Here, we take a look at five managers who have garnered the most league points in the 21st century.

Stats courtesy of Transfermarkt.

1. Carlo Ancelotti - 1434 points

Carlo Ancelotti
FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Carlo Ancelotti tops the list having garnered 1434 points since the turn of the century, which is a remarkable stat. The Italian has managed a number of top clubs during his managerial career so far, which includes stints with AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid among others.

2. Arsene Wenger - 1381 points

Arsene Wenger
Atletico Madrid v Arsenal FC - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg / Power Sport Images/GettyImages

Arsenal's greatest ever manager, Arsene Wenger comes second with 1381 points to his name - all of them coming with the Gunners with the Frenchman managing them for 22 years.

It was Wenger who made the Gunners a top club in England and that they are currently struggling, goes to show how much they are missing his managerial style and methods.

3. Jose Mourinho - 1194 points

Josè Mourinho
AS Roma v SSC Napoli - Serie A / Giuseppe Bellini/GettyImages

Jose Mourinho burst onto the scene with Porto in 2004 and over time has established himself as one of the greatest managers in the world and a serial winner.

The Portugese has garnered 1194 points in his career so far, and while he might not be the same manager that he once was - he still is active and managing a top club in AS Roma.

4. Sir Alex Ferguson - 1132 points

Alex Ferguson
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United - Premier League / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of the sport, Sir Alex Ferguson won everything there is to win in his 27 years with Manchester United.

The fortunes of United have plummeted since his retirement in 2013, though he still is an influence when it comes to proceedings at Old Trafford.

5. Pep Guardiola - 1093 points

Pep Guardiola
Club Brugge KV v Manchester City - Group A - UEFA Champions League / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Pep Guardiola revolutionised the way football was played during his time at Barcelona and has been extremely impressive throughout his career, having won league titles in Spain, Germany and England.

The Spaniard finds himself placed fifth but has the best points-per-game ration of any manager on the list, garnering 1093 points in just 453 games. This just goes to show how remarkable his career has been.

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