When you think what Ten Hag is doing on a shoestring budget compared to the usual suspects… he is doing a great job. And this season, despite losing Frenkie and De Ligt, he is off to another good start in the league and in the CL.
I think he was nominated for Coach of the Year as well by FIFA. I am not saying he is on par with others over the course of his entire career.
But, if we think of current best coaches, it’s hard to deny him his spot in my opinion.
Tuchel, I like him, but considering he is active in a 1-horse league and didn’t get that far with his star ensemble in the CL, I cannot justify putting him in the current Top 5.