best premier league managers of all time

The Best Premier League Managers at All Time

by Ikem Emmanuel

The Premier League is widely considered the best football league in the world, and with that, it attracts some of the best managers around. These are the best Premier League managers ever, randomly ordered. All stats are sourced from Transfermarkt.

Pep Guardiola

Since Pep Guardiola took over as the manager of Manchester City, he has established a legacy in football with a distinctive style of play that has endeared him to fans globally. He has won five Premier League titles to date and continues to add to his list of accomplishments, making him one of the most successful managers in the history of English football.

Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger, also known as ‘Le Professeur’, helped revolutionize Arsenal and take the Gunners to new heights, much like Guardiola at City. Wenger was Arsenal’s longest-serving coach, according to the club’s official website. Fans fondly remember the 2003/04 Premier League winning season, in which Wenger managed to keep the team unbeaten.ed to keep the team unbeaten.

Sir Alex Ferguson

During Wenger’s time at Arsenal, they had many intense battles with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Ferguson had led the Red Devils to win everything there was to win, including two Champions League titles and thirteen Premier League titles. Since his departure, Manchester United has struggled to maintain their former glory, which speaks volumes about his impact on the club.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool in 2015 and transformed the club like perhaps no other manager had done before at Anfield. The smiling German managed to transfer his energy to his team and ended a 30-year title drought in 2019/20. A true Merseyside legend.


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Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan was not only an exceptional footballer in his prime, but he also proved himself to be an excellent coach. He almost led Newcastle United to the title in the 1995/96 season and also did an outstanding job at Manchester City. He later returned to Newcastle United in 2008 to guide them away from the relegation zone, as reported by Four Four Two.

Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri’s first job in English football was at Chelsea. However, it was with Leicester City that the Italian made history in the Premier League. The 2015/16 season saw the Foxes win the title, and Ranieri’s contribution was significant enough to earn him a place on this list.

Roberto Mancini

The man responsible for Manchester City’s first Premier League title, Mancini also managed the controversial Super Mario Balotelli.

David Moyes

David Moyes was the manager of Everton for several years, during which he led the team to a fourth-place finish in the 2004/05 season, as reported by Four Four Two. After an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United and a brief stint at Sunderland, Moyes became the manager of West Ham. He helped the team win the Conference League and set a Premier League points record in the 2020/21 season, according to the club’s official website.

Jose Mourinho

José Mourinho called himself ‘The Special One’ when he arrived at Chelsea, and the Portuguese delivered. He won Chelsea back-to-back titles from 2004 to 2006 and reconquered the Premier League with the Blues almost ten years later. He also managed Manchester United and Tottenham, but both spells are sidenotes to his glorious years at Chelsea.

Harry Redknapp

During his managerial career, Harry Redknapp achieved significant success. While at West Ham, he led the team to qualify for European competitions. He also won the FA Cup during his stint at Portsmouth, which was no small feat. Moreover, he managed to qualify Tottenham Hotspur for the prestigious Champions League. Currently, he stands fourth in the list of managers with the highest number of Premier League matches, according to Opta Analyst.


Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benítez made history by winning the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, while also winning an FA Cup at the time with the Reds. Later in his career, he led Chelsea to win the Europa League and Newcastle back to the Premier League, but it’s his spell at Anfield that will always be engraved in the collective football memory.

Sam Allardyce

When Jay-Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff were playing at the Reebok Stadium, Sam Allardyce managed Bolton Wanderers with great success and led them to European football.

Sir Kenny Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish played a major role in Blackburn’s title-winning season of 1994/95, where he managed a team of talented strikers such as Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton. He also had successful stints at Newcastle and Liverpool, where he won multiple titles with the latter, albeit before the Premier League era.




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