It’s no more news that some Premier League managers have started off well with a few games into the 2020-2021 league season so far.
The is to xray a few that are known to perform but are slipping below the perking order. First on the list of Premier League managers is Pep Guardiola, Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola on 13 August 2016, won his first 2016–17 Premier League season match 2–1 against Sunderland. On 11 September 2016, Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a manager in a 1–2 victory; this was also his sixth win against his “rival” manager José Mourinho. However, this 2020-2021 campaign has seen City sits 13th on the league table.
Jose Mourinho on the other hand has had a blistering career with Chelsea where he’s referred to as the “Special One” before his sorjourn with Inter Milan, Real Madrid and a relatively below par performance at Manchester United. Mourinho is now experiencing another spell at Tottenham Hotspur. So far, his Premier League record with Tottenham stands at eight (8) wins, three (3) draws and six (6) defeats in seventeen (17) matches. Obviously this is not the Jose Morinho a lot of football fans know, will he be able to turn his fortune around this campaign? Tottenhamp currently sits 5th on the league table.
Frank Lampard is relatively new to the Premier League as a manager but one with huge experience of the game as successful player in the league. Frank James Lampard has a stint with Derby County before he takes a plunge to land the Chelsea role. Ever since, the Chelsea legend has had a tough season where he finished fourth in the previous season. Right now, the slow start to the 2020-2021 season continues despite spending over 200m on new recruits. Lampard has his first two clean sheet this season as a Chelsea manager after a stalemate with both Man United and Sevilla in the Champions League. It’s only time that will tell whether he’ll be the best of the Premier League Managers.
Jurgen Klopp got his chance to manage in the Premier League when he took over at Liverpool in October 2015.
On 21 December 2019, he led Liverpool to their first FIFA Club World Cup trophy, with victory over Flamengo in the final, making his team the first English side to win the international treble of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s win percentage as Liverpool manager stands at 60.5 per cent after four-and-a-half years at the club. The German has taken charge of the Reds 256 times in all competitions, winning 155 of those, to make him the fourth-most successful manager in terms of win percentage. Whether Klopp would replicate such fit this ongoing campaign to be the best of the Premier League managers is just a matter time.
Other Premier League managers that can not be overlooked are Everton’s Carlo Ancelloti, Steve Bruce, Southhampton’s Ralph Hasenhüttl, Mikel Arteta, Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa, West Ham’s David Moyes, Aston Villa’s Dean Smith amongst others.
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