TOPSHOT - Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique holds up the cup after the team won the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2017.
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9 Available Managers Who Might Take Over Some Top Clubs Next Season

The upcoming transfer window could see more than just players joining new clubs. There are as many as nine managers who might be looking to join a club.

Here's a list of available managers that can be targeted by clubs looking for a managerial change.

9. Peter Bosz

Former Dutch footballer Peter Bosz made the headlines when he joined as the manager Borussia Dortmund after leaving Dutch giants Ajax last year.

Dortmund spent as much as  €5 million for compensation in order to buyout his contract, which was a record buyout of a head coach for a German club, breaking the previous record of €4 million.

Bosz was sacked by Dortmund in December last year after failing to qualify to the round of 16 in the Champions League.

8. Frank de Boer

Another Dutch coach, Frank de Boer, was sacked by Crystal Palace after just five games with the club in 2017. De Boer is currently available for new opportunities, however, it is highly unlikely that he would be seen managing a top club seeing his track record.

7. Martin Schmidt

Swiss coach Martin Schmidt is considered to be a very good coach in Germany. He became the manager of FSC Mainz in 2015 where he stayed on until May 2017, when his contract with the club was dissolved.

He later joined another German side VfL Wolfsburg in September 2017, where his stint was shortlived too. Schmidt is currently available to new opportunities after resigning from his post at Wolfsburg in February 2018.

6. Laurent Blanc

Former PSG manager Laurent Blanc started his managerial career in 2007 when he joined Bordeaux and later went on to be the coach of the French national team at the UEFA Euro 2012.

In 2013, Blanc was appointed as the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, shortly after the departure of previous manager Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid.

In his first season, he took PSG to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2014. Blanc won the French league that year after which his contract at the club was extended until 2016.

His second season at the club was also partially a success. PSG won their third consecutive league title, after which the club board handed him a new improved two year contract. In 2016, Manchester City beat PSG in the quarter finals of the Champions League, which proved to be the beginning of the end for Blanc at the French club.

In June that year itself, PSG announced that Blanc and the club's board mutually agreed on relieving him of his duties at the club.

5. Eduardo Berizzo

Former Sevilla coach, Eduardo Berizzo started his managerial career in Chile when he was appointed the manager of Chilean club O'Higgins FC where he lead the club to their first title in their history.

He then returned to the club where he featured as a player earlier in his career, Celta Vigo. He replaced Luis Enrique, who joined Barcelona. In his third year at the club, he helped Celta Vigo to reach the semi-final of both, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Europa League.

In 2017, he was appointed as the new Sevilla manager, replace Jorge Sampaoli, who became the Argentinian national team's coach. On 22nd November, Sevilla announced that Berizzo had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. A month later, he was sacked due to his team's poor form.

4. Mauricio Pellegrino

After retiring in June 2006, Mauricio Pellegrino stayed connected with Valencia, coaching its Cadete-B (youth team). Two years later he decided to return to Liverpool as a first-team coach with Rafa Benitez still at the helm at Anfield.

In December 2010, Pellegrino left with Benitez. Two years later, he was appointed as the manager of Valencia after Unai Emery left the club. In the same year, he was sacked by Valencia.

After a couple of managerial stints in Argentina, Pellegrino returned to Europe to manager Alaves. In his first season at the club in 2016, he helped Alaves to reach the final of the Copa del Rey for the first time ever, where they were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona.

Pellegrino eventually joined Southampton last year on a three-year contract. He was sacked in March this year with Southampton looking right in the face of relegation this season.


3. Thomas Tuchel

Widely considered as the man who will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Thomas Tuchel replaced Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund in 2015.

However, his spell was overshadowed by the dominance of Bayern Munich. It was not until 2017 when he managed to help his Dortmund team win their first trophy in five years when they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the final.

Despite that win, Tuchel was fired three days later and is looking for a new club since then.

2. Carlo Ancelotti

One of the most decorated managers of all time, Carlo Ancelotti is currently on break from management but has said that he would return soon.

Ancelotti started his managerial career in 1995 and since then he has managed some of the best European clubs in football. The Italian coach managed the likes of Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in his illustrious, trophy-laden career.

He could be tempted by a challenging managerial job in the summer.

1. Luis Enrique

Currently being tipped to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea, former Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is currently free and looking for a new challenge at a managerial role.

Having spent most of his playing career at two of the biggest clubs in world football, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Enrique exactly knows what it takes to become a top club and there are rumours that he will be making his return to management in summer.