Steven Gerrard, Dejan Stankovic and the two other European managers bidding to complete unbeaten league seasons

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 25 March 2021, 15:33

The majority of leagues across Europe have now entered into the closing few months of their respective seasons. 

Titles are up for grabs as are European places, but which managers employed in the top-tiers across the continent have the chance to finish the campaign unbeaten in the league?

Here are four bosses bidding to achieve this feat...

Steven Gerrard (Rangers)

The Scottish title was secured earlier this month and while their Europa League dream has since died, Rangers can still claim the double as the FA Cup remains up for grabs.

Rangers maintained their gargantuan 20-point lead at the summit of the table after the spoils were shared in the recent Old Firm derby, meaning they are now just five games away from an unbeaten league season. All eyes will be on the final Rangers vs Celtic clash of the season which is scheduled for Sunday 2nd May.

The last manager to go unbeaten in the Scottish top-flight was Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers in 2016/17. Infact, Rodgers famously enjoyed a stunning 69 game domestic run without losing.

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Steven Gerrard is five games away from an unbeaten league campaign

Jindřich Trpišovský (Slavia Prague)

The man who ended Gerrard’s Europa League journey in the last-16 was Slavia Prague boss Jindřich Trpišovský, who just so happened to beat Rodgers’ Leicester in the round-of-32. He’ll now do battle with another British side in the quarter-finals: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

It has the makings for a sensational treble-winning season for the Czech side who have won 20 and drawn four of their 24 league games to date - smashing in 70 goals - which gives them a fruity 16-point lead at the summit with 10 games to go. 

They are also through to the quarter-finals of the domestic cup, having dispatched Slavia Karlovy Vary 10-3 in the previous round.

Sparta previously went unbeaten during the 2009/10 Czech season under Jozef Chovanec.

Ruben Amorim (Sporting CP)

What an incredible impact Ruben Amorim has had so far at Sporting CP, who are on course for their first league triumph in 19 years.

Like Slavia Prague, Sporting have accumulated 64 points from 24 unbeaten games so far. They’ve conceded just 11 goals and are 10 points clear with 10 games left on the board.

Amorim, just 36, is enjoying his first full season in management having joined Sporting last March when he was lured away from Braga after only 13 games, during which he won the Portuguese League Cup.

Eyebrows were raised when Sporting splashed out €10m for his services - the third highest fee for a manager in history - however, it’s proved to be a shrewd managerial signing with Amorim winning the League Cup again this term, now he’s all set to add the league title to the cabinet, and maybe even go unbeaten in the process.

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Dejan Stanković (Red Star Belgrade)

After 28 games, Red Star Belgrade have amassed a whopping 80 points in the Serbain top-flight. They’ve won their last 16 games on the spin but it’s not over just yet as rivals Partizan Belgrade, in second, have 71 points to their name in the SuperLiga. The teams play each other on 7th April.

Red Star are managed by former Inter Milan and Lazio icon Dejan Stankovic who won 22 honours during his playing days in Italy. He ventured into management in December 2019 and six months later won Red Star the league title.

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