There aren't many comparisons you can make between the fashion and football world, and when they do combine there's usually more faux pas than phenomenons. However, there are a few exceptions and when it comes to football managers, the touchline can produce some catwalk worthy styles
We decided to filter out the tracksuits and head for 4 of the best dressed top-flight managers.
With an unquestionable understanding of the modern game, Guardiola is rarely flustered and his sense of style is a true reflection of his character with understated v-necks being layered over premium blue shirts and silk tie combos. Finished with a blazer for a neat sign off, he's dressed for battle.
There are 2 things that spring to mind when it comes to José Mourinho: mind games and overcoats. Combine them and you have the Special One. He announced himself to the world with that kneeslide - these washable trousers are a must, José. Sporting a tieless style on the touchline that consists of an overcoat plain shirt and suede shoes , we hope his return to England (and a cooler climate) will mean a return to his stylish best.
Italian in style and in nature, Roberto Mancini certainly brought passion to English football, plus his suit collection wasn't bad either. Often opting for navy suits with crisp white shirts , he was hardly ever seen without the blue and white of Manchester City whether it be with a tie or a scarf draped round his neck. Finished off with a fine pair of Oxfords , Roberto's touchline style is complete.
Another passionate manager from Portugal, Andrés Villas-Boas is cool, calm and collected in press conferences but is as fiery as anyone when pitch side. Often layering a navy mac over a suave shirt , it's rich navy blues in striped or plain black Oxford shoes, his professional style of management is perfectly attuned with his outfits.