Premier League has always been blessed with some great managers, probably the best in the world. Managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger, Jose Mourinho have graced the Premier League with their sheer brilliance. These managers have accomplished huge success in the Premier League as well as all over Europe.
In football, managers have a far more imperative role than in any other sport. All the intricate tactics they develop are very clinical for their team. Even nowadays the Premier League is sanctified by many intelligent coaches. In this article, we will have a look at the best Premier League managers by ranking them from worst to best.
Here are the best Premier League managers ranked. The ranking is based on their performances of the last couple of years. Tottenham and Sheffield United are not included as they are without a permanent manager.
18) Scott Parker – Fulham
Scott Parker played 128 matches for Fulham before his retirement in 2017, then in February 2019, he was named the caretaker manager of Fulham. He helped the team to achieve promotion by winning the EFL Championship playoffs. He was then given a permanent 2-year contract. The team is right now at the 18th position in the Premier League just one spot above the relegation territory. For an amateur manager, he has done a decent job, winning 37 % of his total games played.
17. Sam Allardyce – West Brom
On 16 December 2020, Allardyce was appointed manager of West Bromwich Albion on an 18-month contract after Slaven Bilić was sacked with the club 19th in the Premier League table. Four months later, the team is still 19th in the league with relegation nothing but confirmed. In 2021 Allardyce was described by Pep Guardiola as a genius for his ability to save clubs from relegation. But it seems like even he won’t be able to save West Brom from relegating this year.
16) Steve Bruce – Newcastle
Steve’s a boyhood Newcastle fan who took over Rafa Benitez as the new gaffer of the St James’ Park club on July 17, 2019. The former Manchester United man has not won any silver wear in his managerial career but he is a veteran of English football and has been managing in England since 1998. The Magpies are currently sitting in 16th place in the league and will aim to stay in the top flight.
15) Graham Potter – Brighton & Hove
Potter was appointed as the manager of Brighton & Hove Albian in May 2019. The English coach has a progressive and unorthodox coaching style. He prefers possession-based attacking football. He has quite a tremendous success story with Swedish club Ostersunds FK promoting them from 4th tier Swedish football to top division and leading them to the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League knockout stage. Brighton are above the relegation zone for now, but they’ll have to work harder to remain in the league.
14) Ralph Hasenhüttl – Southampton
The second half of the season is going very badly for the manager, after having made a brilliant start to the season. The German had an intriguing start as Southampton manager. His team got thrashed by Leicester last season but they never looked back and continued playing good and positive football. Hasenhüttl’s men defeated the very in-form Everton and also drew with Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in the first half of the season. The Saints are currently 15th in the Premier League table and they also reached the semifinal of the FA Cup, eventually losing to Leicester.