7. Eddie Howe (Newcastle)
Eddie Howe was exceptional throughout the last season and used the players to their full potential. Sure, the investment from the new owners has helped the team massively, but it is useless if the manager can’t use them to their full potential. Howe also took them to the final of the League Cup. They also qualified for the Champions League after finishing in the top four ahead of Liverpool. They have earned 20 points in the first 12 Premier League games of this season.
6. Roberto de Zerbi (Brighton)
Roberto De Zerbi replaced Graham Potter as Brighton’s manager on 18th September 2022. The Italian manager brought the best out of the team and the club secured their place in the Europa League. Roberto de Zerbi’s coaching style is among the best in the league and as a result, Brighton are continuously playing good attacking football.
5. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
After a very poor last season, Liverpool have made a good start to the season, winning 6 out of the 9 Premier League games. They have come back from behind in three of those games, which shows the mentality of the club. This season will be a huge test for Klopp and his team.
4. Ange Postecoglou (Tottenham)
When Postecoglou joined Celtic in 2021, he was hardly known in the United Kingdom. Since then, he has made a name for himself and was appointed as Tottenham’s manager in the summer. Under him, Spurs have made a very good start to the season, having earned 26 points in the first 12 games. Ange Postecoglou also won the Premier League Manager of the Month awards for August and September.
3. Unai Emery (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa looks like a different club under their Spaniard manager. He took over Stevan Gerrard when the club was really struggling and managed to guide them to a top-seven finish. A season that started horrendously ended with Villa qualifying for the UEFA Conference League, nothing more than what Villa fans could have dreamt of. Villa have made a great start to this season as well, winning 8 out of the first 12 matches.
2. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
Arsenal came within the winning grasp of the Premier League last season but were ultimately derailed towards the end of the season. However, young guns like Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, etc. came forward and established themselves in the league, and Arteta should be credited for that.
1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
As expected, Pep Guardiola is at the No. 1 spot after winning the European treble last season. They are probably the only club that enters as the favourites in every competition they participate in. It will be interesting to see how Manchester City are able to maintain the high standard they showcased last season.