Survey Ranks Sir Alex Ferguson Greatest Premier League Manager
By Adedapo Adesanya
A new study has revealed that former Manchester United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the greatest Premier League manager of all time.
The study, by casino experts KiwiGambler, ranked the best Premier League managers of all time based on a variety of factors, including win percentage, total points gained, points per game, total games in charge, and goal difference.
The Scot, who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2014, led the poll with a score of 88.34 out of 100. His success at Manchester United, where he won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, among others, firmly established him as an icon of football management. Topping the stats for both total points (1,752) and goal difference (+924).
Mr Josep “Pep” Guardiola ranked second, with a score of 82.9 out of 100. The Manchester City gaffer beat out every other Premier League manager in terms of both average points-per-game, at 2.35 and win percentage, at 75 per cent.
Third place goes to Mr Jürgen Klopp, with a score of 67.79 out of 100. The Liverpool manager, who is coming up to his eighth anniversary with the team, holds an impressive record of 2.1 points per game, as well as a win percentage of 62 per cent.
Frenchman Arsene Wenger sits extremely close behind in fourth place with a score of 67.03 out of 100. An impressive 22-year career at Arsenal results in Mr Wenger holding the record for total Premier League games in charge, with a massive 828 games.
Fifth place with a score of 65.03 out of 100 goes to Mr Jose Mourinho, whose managerial career spanned Chelsea, Manchester United, and most recently, a brief spell at Tottenham Hotspur. The Portuguese managed to rack up a total of 735 points across the 363 games he managed within the Premier League.
Sixth place goes to Mr Antonio Conte with a score of 64.57 out of 100, while Mr Roberto Mancini ranked seventh, sitting extremely close behind with a score of 64.36 out of 100.
The eighth place sees current Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta with a score of 54.74 out of 100, while ninth goes to Mr Carlo Ancelotti with a score of 52.98 out of 100.
Rounding out the list in tenth place is former Manchester City manager, Mr Manuel Pellegrini, with a score of 50.86 out of 100.
Former Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers and now Ipswich City coach, Mr Mick McCarthy, takes the spot at the bottom of the list, with a score of just 0.49 out of 100. He has the lowest points per game of any manager (0.79) as well as the lowest win percentage on the list (20 per cent).
The nationalities of the top ten Premier League managers are relatively even, however, Italy make up a majority with three managers; Mr Conte, Mr Mancini, and Mr Ancelotti.