Rhulani Mokwena is one of the youngest coaches in Premier Soccer League history, but he just missed out on the youngest managers currently in the game worldwide, while another PSL trainer made the top 10.
The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a Swiss-based football statistics institute, recently published its latest monthly report, and this time around, they analysed the characteristics of the coaches at the head of 1 646 teams from 110 leagues in 79 countries worldwide.
One of the aspects they looked at was the age of coaches, with Julian Nagelsmann currently one of many young managers who are making history in the game.
The 32-year-old recently became the youngest coach to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie when his RB Leipzig side beat Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. The German tactician, who has often been called “mini-Mourinho”, actually made his head coaching debut at the age of 28 with Hoffenheim, becoming the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when he did so.