When it comes to a team deciding who to hire as their next manager, it usually comes down to two categories. They can either choose managers with a proven track record of winning trophies, like Jose Mourinho or Carlo Ancelotti (both of who were dismissed from their last roles), or alternatively they can choose from a list of managers and coaches who are the most in-form and doing the absolute best possible with their current club.
Those who choose the latter do so in defiance of the idiom that form is temporary, but class permanent.
Still, that doesn't mean some managers can't occupy both lists. And looking at the game today, there are some familiar faces and some which will probably be new for you on the list of the most in-form managers.
8. David Guion
David Guion began his managerial career at Chambery SF at the beginning of the 10/11 campaign. He led the team to promotion that very year and was given the opportunity to lead AS Cannes the next season, although in January 2012 he was sacked for poor performances.
In February 2012 he took up the assistant coach role at US Boulogne, before then switching to oversee the youth, and the B team at Stade de Reims.
Guion was appointed first team manager at Reims in May 2017 and led them to the Ligue 2 title in his first season.
His achievements have not stopped there, as within their first year back in the top flight for the 18/19 season they achieved a league position of 8th, which included a last matchday win against PSG.
In the current season the trend seems to be continuing as Reims are currently sitting in 6th place having already beaten PSG, Marseille and Lille, which is certainly no mean feat