The role of a manager is unquestionably the most important for the success of a team. You could have a godly squad but could still end up trophyless if the manager is unable to use his players properly. A lot of managers are sacked when the results don’t come in for the teams whereas some managers enjoy an extended run even if the results aren’t great. Here, we have the 2022-23 Premier League Managers Ranked from worst to best to get an idea of how teams have fared in the season.
We have only included managers who have managed 7 or more games this season.
28. Frank Lampard (Everton) – Sacked, (Chelsea)
Frank Lampard did a subpar job as the manager of Everton before being let go in January of 2023. Lampard was only able to win 3 of the 20 games he managed in the Premier League with Everton this season. He returned to the Premier League as caretaker manager of Chelsea and only managed to win one of nine Premier League matches.
27. Nathan Jones (Southampton) – Sacked
Jones replaced Ralph Hasenhuttl as the manager of Southampton in November 2022, with the job of steering the Saints away from the relegation places. However, he could only manage to win one in eight Premier League matches and was sacked in February, leaving the club at the bottom of the table.
26. Ruben Selles (Southampton) – Left at the end of the season
Selles was brought in after the sacking of Nathan Jones to hold the ship at Southampton. Under him, Southampton did play some impressive games at times, especially when they defeated Chelsea and Leicester as well as draws away at Arsenal and Manchester United. However, things soon got sidetracked and he wasn’t able to save the club from relegation. Southampton only picked 9 points in his 15 games as manager. He left the club at the end of the season.
25. Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) – Sacked
Steven Gerrard was sacked by Aston Villa on 20 Oct 2022, after just winning 2 of their first 12 Premier League matches in the 2022-23 season. He was appointed as the club’s manager in Nov 2021, hoping to get the club back on track. Gerrard did a decent job leading Villa to a 14th-place finish last season but couldn’t continue that this season. He was replaced by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
24. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) – Sacked
Brendan Rodgers left the club with a mutual agreement in April of 2023, ending a fruitful four-year stint at the club. Leicester only managed 25 points in the 28 games managed by Rodgers this season, which left the club with no choice but to ask him to step down as the manager of the club.
23. Bruno Lage (Wolves) – Sacked
Bruno Lage managed Wolves for the first eight games of the season, where he was only able to win one and accumulated a total of six points. Under him, Wolves had a decent finish of 10th place in the 2021-22 season, but they just couldn’t get going this season and he was let go of his job in October 2022.
22. Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) – Sacked
Ralph Hasenhuttl managed Southampton for four years before being let go in Nov 2021. In these four years, he suffered two 9-0 losses but was lucky enough to not get the axe. However, a poor start to this season led the club to sack him. At that time, Southampton were struggling in the relegation zone with just 12 points after 14 matches. He was replaced by Nathan Jones as the new head coach of the club.
21. Dean Smith (Leicester City)
Dean Smith replaced Brendan Rodgers as the manager of Leicester City, with the job of keeping the club in the Premier League. However, he wasn’t able to do so and Leicester suffered relegation on the last day of the season.
20. Jesse Marsch (Leeds United) – Sacked
Managing Leeds is not an easy job, with the fans’ support itself making the club one of the biggest in the country. After barely escaping relegation in the 2021-22 season, Jesse Marsch was heavily backed in the transfer window. The highlight of their season so far has been their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. However, apart from that, it really has been a below-average performance. Jesse Marsch was relieved of his duties in February 2023.
19. Graham Potter (Brighton), (Chelsea) – Sacked
Graham Potter started the season for Brighton and did an excellent job in the games he managed there. However, following the departure of Thomas Tuchel from Chelsea, Graham Potter joined The Blues as their manager where things went south for him. He was relieved of his duties in April 2023, following a steep drop in form.