Top 10 Premier League Managers (No: 1)

by James Baker

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
 

So here we are at number 1, it could only be one man, no, it’s not Steve McClaren.

1) Alex Ferguson – Manchester United

The Godfather of English football is a Scotsman and a very successful one at that. I do not think anyone can really argue with him being number 1. His record is nothing short of remarkable. He has won 9 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 League Cup and a Champions League just for good measure. His teams have consistently evolved and he has never been one to turn a blind eye. He has helped produce some of the best footballers this country has ever seen. Keane, Cantona, Beckham, Giggs, Hughes and the current number 1 in Ronaldo. The list is endless. A worthy number 1.

To find out who is at number 2 click here

Can Englishmen manage? Not according to my top 10 they can’t. Alan Curbishley said last week that until an Englishman in placed in charge of a top 4 team, how can we produce an international class manager? I have to agree with him.

If you remember, I asked you if could you name the 4 English managers that have won a domestic trophy since the inception of the Premier League?

Ron Atkinson – Aston Villa, League Cup 1994
Joe Royle – Everton, FA Cup 1995
Brian Little – Aston Villa, League Cup 1996
Steve McClaren – Middlesboro, League Cup 2004.

Come on, own up. Who got Brian Little? And look, even the old England manager sneaks in there. He also led Boro to the UEFA Cup final in 2006. Maybe he isn’t as bad as we all currently think.

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