The 2022-23 Premier League Managers Ranked From Worst To Best
18. Javi Gracia (Leeds United)
Javi Gracia was appointed as Jesse Marsch’s replacement at Leeds in February 2023. Although his appointment wasn’t met with much enthusiasm, his reign’s relatively promising beginning helped to moderately raise expectations. The choking then began. Arsenal defeated 4-1, Crystal Palace 5-1, and Liverpool 6-1. The defeat at Bournemouth, 4-1, marked the end of Gracia’s administration.
17. Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) – Sacked
Crystal Palace had the toughest fixtures to kick off the Premier League. They had to face Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City in their first 4 games of the season. They failed to win a single game, but they managed to hold Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Thus, Vieira’s sacking came on as a surprise to many. Even while he probably would have kept them up if given the rest of the season, it was ultimately best for all parties that he moved on.
16. Steve Cooper (Nottingham Forest)
After a horrendous start, Nottingham Forest finally secured their Premier League survival after beating Arsenal. They have signed 29 players in the two transfer windows of the 2022-23 season, and thus, Steve Cooper must have felt the heat when they were battling relegation, but now they can relax a little.
15. David Moyes (West Ham)
West Ham finished the league in 14th place and are in the final of the UEFA Conference League. Having finished 7th in the league last season, this season could be termed as below average, however, a European trophy at the end of the season could change all that.
14. Gary O’Neil (Bournemouth)
Gary O’Neil took over the squad from Scott Parker following the 9-0 defeat against Liverpool. O’Neil started off strong given the squad he had at his hands as he went 6 games unbeaten. He was ultimately able to achieve Premier League survival with Bournemouth, a task we need to give him credit for.
13. Julen Lopetegui (Wolves)
Lopetegui took over the Wolves in the relegation zone with only 10 points in 15 PL matches, and since then have acquired 31 points in 23 matches, including wins over Liverpool and Tottenham. They managed to survive comfortably thanks to a winter recruitment effort that saw the additions of Mario Lemina, Matheus Cunha, and Pablo Sarabia.
12. Sean Dyche (Everton)
Sean Dyche was appointed as Everton’s boss with the sole job of keeping the club in the Premier League, and he didn’t disappoint. Everton survived relegation with a crucial win on the final day of the season against Bournemouth, sending Leicester and Leeds down.
11. Antonio Conte (Tottenham) – Sacked
Spurs were firmly in the top-four chase when Conte left, suggesting that he performed on a decent level. However, fans were really not happy with the way the team were playing. His strange selections and critical style of play were difficult to accept, as were his ongoing jabs at the team in front of the media. In the end, the end of this fatal relationship was a godsend for all involved.
10. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Now this name comes as a surprise, doesn’t it? A manager who always fights for the league finds himself so far down the list? Well, that’s the kind of season Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have had so far. However, they have started to regain momentum towards the climax of the season and have managed to finish fifth, missing out on Champions League football.