It’s a tough life being a football manager. You put your blood, sweat and tears into your job and in the end, some guy sitting behind a laptop will still make fun of how you did.
Well, we’re here to fill that void in the content space.
Here are the 20 managers who finished the 2021/22 Premier League season, ranked on how good a job they did.
Thank you to Xisco Munoz, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rafael Benitez, Claudio Ranieri, Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche, all of whom did not survive the season. Your contributions to the Barclays shan’t be forgotten.
20. Roy Hodgson – Watford
Final position: 19thHighlight: Smiling throughout every thrashing Watford enduredLowlight: Not clapping travelling Watford fans because they were ‘a bit far away’Sorry, Roy, but you were the worst of Watford’s three managers this season and despite being one of the most loved men in the game, you found a way to make their fans despise you.
19. Dean Smith – Norwich
Final position: 20thHighlight: Helping former club Aston Villa surviveLowlight: Failing to help current club Norwich surviveBy all accounts, this version of Norwich are hopeless at this level. They committed comical defensive errors every week regardless of who was in the dugout, but hey, someone had to take the fall.
18. Ralf Rangnick – Manchester United
Final position: 6thHighlight: Finding new ways to dig the club and players out every weekLowlight: His inability to be a football managerManchester United went into the 2021/22 campaign as potential title challengers and ended it with their lowest points tally in the Premier League era. It wasn’t all Ralf Rangnick’s fault of course, but he only made matters worse.
17. Mike Jackson – Burnley
Final position: 18thHighlight: The three weeks where he looked like the best manager in the worldLowlight: The cold embrace of relegationHad Burnley survived on the final day of the season then Mike Jackson would have been much, much higher. That’s outcome bias for ya.
16. Jesse Marsch – Leeds
Final position: 17thHighlight: Getting a high pick in the EPL draftLowlight: Missed the playoffs, dag-nabbitShoutout to Bielsa, whose mission to make Leeds the worst defensive team in the league nearly saw them relegated on goal difference. Jesse Marsch wasn’t much better, but at least he kept them up and provided us with a week or so of Ted Lasso comparisons.
15. Frank Lampard – Everton
Final position: 16thHighlight: Getting Everton out of relegation troubleLowlight: Getting Everton into relegation troubleEverton fans may be enamoured by Frank Lampard’s sweet talk but it is worth noting he was the one who dragged them into a relegation battle before ultimately saving them.
14. Ralph Hasenhuttl – Southampton
Final position: 15thHighlight: When Southampton played like 2012/13 Borussia DortmundLowlight: When Southampton played like 2007/08 DerbySouthampton are the streakiest team in the league and it’s still hard to know just how much blame or credit Ralph Hasenhuttl should get. The Saints’ squad isn’t amazing, but they could also not go on huge losing streaks every other month.
13. Steven Gerrard – Aston Villa
Final position: 14thHighlight: Well at least Aston Villa weren’t horrendousLowlight: Somehow managing to find a new way to cost Liverpool the titleSteven Gerrard began life at Aston Villa well, then they tailed off and he was called a fraud by all corners of the internet, before they ended the season in decent form. Hard to draw many conclusions from his reign so far.
12. Brendan Rodgers – Leicester
Final position: 8thHighlight: Finishing 8th despite a disappointing seasonLowlight: Being 2-1 up in the 95th minute against Tottenham and still finding a way to loseTrust me, you’re not the only one who was surprised that Leicester somehow finished eighth. Considering the Foxes were playing in Europe throughout the whole season and still finished with 52 points, that’s not a terrible campaign for Brendan Rodgers and his men.
11. Bruno Lage – Wolves
Final position: 10thHighlight: Has a great chantLowlight: Offensive record will make your eyes bleedWolves had the fifth-best defensive record in the league. That’s good.They also had the fourth-worst offensive record in the league. That’s bad.
10. Thomas Tuchel – Chelsea
Final position: 3rdHighlight: Steering Chelsea through their sanctionsLowlight: Barely got a tune out of nearly £200m worth of forward talentIt was a par-for-the-course season for Chelsea in the end, comfortably confirming that they’re the third-best team in England. Thomas Tuchel’s a top coach but this was hardly his finest achievement.
9. Mikel Arteta – Arsenal
Final position: 5thHighlight: Providing great content for Arsenal’s All or Nothing Amazon Prime documentaryLowlight: Spectacularly blowing Champions League qualificationI’m sure a lot of Arsenal fans will complain that Mikel Arteta is too low here. Well done for finishing higher than eighth for the first time as Gunners boss, I guess.
8. Graham Potter – Brighton
Final position: 9thHighlight: Leading Brighton to their highest-ever league finishLowlight: Their fans still hated him for long stretchesThe 2021/22 season was the one where Brighton finally managed to convert expected goals into real goals. They were rewarded with a respectable top-half finish. Good job, xGraham.
7. David Moyes – West Ham
Final position: 7thHighlight: West Ham’s incredible European runLowlight: Standing up for convicted cat-abuser Kurt ZoumaTime Person of the Year frontrunner David Moyes let his mask slip with his staunch Kurt Zouma defence, but at least he kept up his appearances as a football manager.
6. Antonio Conte – Tottenham
Final position: 4thHighlight: Steering Spurs to an improbable top-four finishLowlight: Threatening to quit every other weekUp until April, it looked as though Antonio Conte was going to walk out on Spurs in fiery fashion. But he managed to keep his hair on and guide them back into the Champions League.
5. Patrick Vieira – Crystal Palace
Final position: 12thHighlight: Defying expectations to make Crystal Palace an exciting teamLowlight: Failing to get stuck in himselfCrystal Palace went into the year as a fair bet for the drop. Deciding to sack a stable manager and hometown hero in Hodgson was bold and they needed to completely refresh their squad. But Patrick Vieira – who wasn’t even their first or second choice for the role – has done a marvellous job at reinventing the Eagles.
4. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool
Final position: 2ndHighlight: Making Liverpool a luxury version of ‘Bayer Neverkusen’Lowlight: Betraying his stance on not caring about cup competitionsLiverpool may have failed in their mission to lift the Premier League in front of a packed-out Anfield but at least they got their trophy parade. Every cloud and all that.
3. Thomas Frank – Brentford
Final position: 13thHighlight: Didn’t spend one single minute in the relegation zone, accumulated more points than the other promoted clubs combinedLowlight: Spending most of the season working in HounslowThe writer of this article had to be talked down from putting Thomas Frank in top spot despite accumulating more points than the two other promoted sides combined and never being in any real danger of relegation. Democracy doesn’t work.
2. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City
Final position: 1stHighlight: Winning the league againLowlight: Well done mate you’re the manager of Manchester CitySome people say that the defence of a title is as important as winning the initial title itself. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have now retained their Premier League title twice – an achievement only bettered by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.
1. Eddie Howe – Newcastle
Final position: 11thHighlight: Making Newcastle good defensively despite his Bournemouth teams conceding 100 goals a seasonLowlight: Dodging questions about Saudi ArabiaNewcastle looked a shoo-in to go down when Eddie Howe walked through the St James’ Park doors back in November, and the Magpies didn’t win a game until December. But to his credit, Howe quickly made them one of the most reliable teams in the entire league – only Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham earned more points after his appointment.
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- Author: premierleague.com
- Published: 07/18/2022
- Review: 4.65 (329 vote)
- Summary: Adjust Filters ; Marco Silva · Fulham Fulham, Portugal ; Jesse Marsch · Leeds United Leeds, United States ; Brendan Rodgers · Leicester City Leicester, Northern …
- Detail: https://www.premierleague.com/managers
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- Author: chaseyoursport.com
- Published: 11/11/2022
- Review: 4.47 (547 vote)
- Summary: There is no surprise to see the Spanish manager Pep Guardiola is on top of the list of top Premier League managers in 2021. His Manchester City …
- Source: In 2021, we have experienced some great competitions in the Premier League. There is a long list of PL managerial exits in this calendar year which proves that they are facing immense challenges in this competition. In this tough PL managerial …
- Detail: https://www.chaseyoursport.com/Football/best-Premier-League-managers-in-2021/3411
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- Author: 1sports1.com
- Published: 11/02/2022
- Review: 4.37 (473 vote)
- Summary: 14) Thomas Frank – Brentford … Thomas Frank became the manager of the club in 2018 and led them to their first-ever Premier League promotion in …
- Source: Thomas Frank became the manager of the club in 2018 and led them to their first-ever Premier League promotion in 2021. Frank will look to continue the fine form in Premier League, transforming this underdog side into a top-flight team. His promising …
- Detail: https://www.1sports1.com/best-premier-league-managers-ranked/
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- Author: football365.com
- Published: 04/09/2022
- Review: 4.06 (600 vote)
- Summary: Ranking all 23 2020/21 Premier League managers so far… · 23 (NE) Paul Heckingbottom (Sheffield United, since March) · 22 (22) Sam Allardyce (West …
- Source: 15 (15) Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) At the end of last season we put: ‘Been there nearly three years now, just sort of plugging away and carrying on. Will probably be second favourite in the sack race at the start of next season (and we will …
- Detail: https://www.football365.com/news/ranking-all-premier-league-managers-guardiola-mourinho-moyes-arteta
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- Author: theguardian.com
- Published: 06/08/2022
- Review: 3.85 (299 vote)
- Summary: Jürgen Klopp is happy to call his rival the world’s best coach, and few would deny that Guardiola has revolutionised the game in Spain, …
- Source: But amid all that, the key is Klopp. Liverpool’s owners have handed the keys to someone whose humanity, man-management and will to win pull fans, players and suits along with him for the ride. Liverpool are not a team of supreme classicists, …
- Detail: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2022/may/23/premier-league-2021-22-review-managers-of-the-season
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- Author: sportinglife.com
- Published: 02/10/2022
- Review: 3.72 (499 vote)
- Summary: Who have been the best managers in the Premier League in 2021? · 5. Mikel Arteta · 4. Graham Potter · 3. Thomas Tuchel · 2. David Moyes · 1. Pep …
- Detail: https://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/who-have-been-the-best-managers-in-the-premier-league-in-2021/197134