According to a poll carried out by the International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics (IFFHS), the technical director of the Ecuadorian team, Reinaldo Rueda, stands in tenth place.
The Colombian coach won nine votes from the committee composed by sports journalists and soccer experts from all continents.
The Spanish tactician Vicente del Bosque was chosen as the best national team coach in 2012 and received 231 votes. Cesare Prandelli was second (83 votes), while the third place went to the Mexican Luis Fernando Tena, with 70 votes. The Aztec won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.