The Premier League is full of superb managers but which of them can say they’re doing the best job?
Today we’re ranking the 20 managers based on their Premier League win percentage at their current club.
20. Thomas Tuchel (0%)
1 game and 1 draw for Tuchel since taking over from Frank Lampard. The sacking of his predecessor divided opinion as did his appointment. Few can tell just how good of a manger he is having failed to make waves in Germany and guiding PSG to their customary title. Time will tell if he’s a good appointment at Stamford Bridge but surely his win percentage won’t stay at zero for long.
19. Sam Allardyce (14%)
Big Sam’s record of never being relegated from the Premier League looks like it could be over by the end of the season. Since taking over at the Hawthorns he’s only managed one win and the rest of the league feels as though it’s getting further away rather than closer. He needs to find some wins soon.
18. Scott Parker (17%)
Perhaps Parker’s inexperience has caused him to struggle at times in the top-flight. His Fulham side sit in the relegation zone but have given themselves a fighting chance of survival. If they are to steer away from the drop that win percentage needs to go up and fast.
17. Graham Potter (21%)
In his first two seasons as Brighton boss, Potter has copied his namesake Harry with a touch of magic. Last season he secured survival whilst playing attractive football and looks headed for the same this season. That said, he does seem to struggle to find wins and one day that may catch up to him.
16. Steve Bruce (27%)
A lot of pressure has been heaped on Steve Bruce in recent weeks. He does appear to be barely getting by relying heavily on goals from Callum Wilson this season and likely only heading for survival due to the fact there are three worse teams. Newcastle’s time in the top flight feels unstable at best at the moment and some of that has to be pointed at the manager.
15. Chris Wilder (28%)
Although it seems a long way away now, Wilder’s impressive start to life in the Prem should not be forgotten. At this stage last season the Blades were well in the hunt for European football. This year has been a different story and relegation looks assured unless they can rediscover their form from last season.
14. Sean Dyche (31%)
Sean Dyche will now forever be remembered as the man who ended Liverpool’s unbeaten record at Anfield. But in truth, that was just one of many milestones in a Burnley tenure that has seen the Lancashire club firmly establish themselves as a Premier League side. Once again, this season looks unlikely to be their last in the top flight and with the stability he’s given them you feel they could remain in the top tier for some time.
13. Dean Smith (32%)
Given Villa’s impressive start to this season, it’s almost disappointing to see Smith’s win percentage weighed down by his relegation battle last season. In the end, he managed to guide Villa to survival and now the Birmingham side look very capable of finishing in the top half this season.
12. Roy Hodgson (32%)
When Roy took over at Selhurst Park relegation looked inevitable. Since then, he has stabilised the London outfit’s establishing them as a consistent presence around mid-table and often well clear of relegation. That has continued into this season and you expect Palace to remain safe for as long as he’s in charge.
11. Mikel Arteta (36%)
The former Arsenal and Everton midfielder has had a tough time since taking charge at the Emirates. That said, he’s brought a nice style of play and made them mentally stronger. He’s still finding his feet and you get the feeling when he does settle his win percentage could shoot up. Now it sits at an unsurprising but fair 36%.
10. David Moyes (38%)
When Moyes was brought back to the Hammers, there were plenty of moans. But he steered them clear of relegation in half a season and now has West Ham sitting 5th after 20 games. He’s won exactly half of those and West Ham not only seem safe but look as though they can push for European football this season.
9. Nuno Espirito Santo (39%)
Wolves have been impressive since returning to the Prem. Nuno took them to consecutive 7th placed finishes and made them a pain to play against. He often masterminded victories over the league’s biggest sides. Last season they beat Man City home and away having drawn with them a year earlier. He’s struggling now, but better times don’t feel too far away.
8. Ralph Hasenhuttl (39%)
Few managers can claim to have turned it around after a 9-0 defeat, but Hasenhuttl can. The Southampton manager dusted himself down and turned the Saints into a winning machine guiding them to 11th and a 7 game unbeaten run to conclude the season. This year the Saints have been impressive again. They’ve won 8 out of 19 to start the season and are well in the hunt for a top half finish.
7. Marcelo Bielsa (42%)
Despite being in his first Premier League season, Bielsa has hit the ground running with his superb attacking style. He has been criticised at times for being uncompromising and throwing away results due to his commitment to style but it seems to get him wins. The Mighty Whites have won 8 of their opening 19 league games and look set for survival and a mid-table finish.
6. Carlo Ancelotti (46%)
Everton certainly have a top class manager in charge at the moment. Wherever he goes he wins even securing the Premier League with Chelsea just over a decade ago. And so far, he’s brought winning ways to Goodison. He’s sparked Calvert-Lewin into life and added class through James Rodriguez. The Toffees are in a top 4 battle and can thank Carlo for guiding them there.
5. Jose Mourinho (49%)
It was always going to be a big job taking over from Poch, and for me the jury is still out on Jose’s time at Spurs. As you can tell by his win percentage it’s been a very up and down spell with Tottenham failing to make the top 4 last season. This season started well and Spurs were even top but have since plummeted. You still fancy the Special One to get results but will it be enough to get them back into the top 4?
4. Brendan Rodgers (51%)
There’s no doubt that Rodgers should be considered one of the league’s top managers. After nearly guiding Liverpool to the title, he dominated Scotland before revitalising Leicester. The Foxes had struggled since their 2016 title triumph but under Rodgers now seem to be a permanent fixture in the top six.
3. Ole Gunnar Solskjær (53%)
Ole has had an up and down tenure since taking over at Old Trafford. He started with a sublime run of form which earned him the job permanently. He stuttered then towards the end of the 18/19 season and throughout last campaign. Things have settled for him since and the Red Devils sit in the thick of a title race due to the results he’s churned out.
2. Jurgan Klopp (63%)
Klopp delivered what the Kop had been begging for when he wrapped up the league title last season with a whopping 99 points. That was just the latest milestone in a superb journey from ‘doubters to believers’ for the reds. He gradually took the Merseyside club up the table with consecutive top 4 finishes before battling it out for the title. Last season he set new standards for winning beating every club in the league.
1. Pep Guardiola (73%)
The Manchester City boss has set new standards over the last few years. Since taking over at City he’s guided them to a pair of Premier League titles along with record breaking points hauls. In the 17/18 season he became the first manager in Premier League history to break the 100 points barrier. Then the following year he secured what is now the third highest total as the Citizens claimed another league title. There are few managers who win quite so regularly and in such style.