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Top 10 best football managers in English Premier League 2020

In 2020, a number of managers have proofed outstanding among others in their either taking their team to lifting the season’s trophy, to a remarkable position in the English Premier League (EPL) such as the top three clubs or top 10 clubs or making other remarkable achievements/ hitting huge milestones. This and many more, qualifies them to make it to the list of best football managers.

Sports24.com.ng brings to you, the top 10 best football managers in English Premier League 2020. As a football enthusiast, you could predict the names that will make the list but predictions are not always accurate hence you need to read to the end to know these managers that have stood out amongst other managers in the almighty English Premier League. Enjoy the ride!

In no particular order, we bring to you, the premier league best managers of 2020 which include:

  • Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool)
  • Christopher John Wilder (Sheffield United)
  • Nuno Espirito (Wolver Hampton)
  • Carlo Ancelotti (Everton)
  • Brandon Rodgers (Leicester City)
  • Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
  • Jose Mourinho (Tottenham)
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Manchester United)
  • David Moyes (West Ham United)
  • Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

Jürgen Klopp

  • Club: Liverpool
  • Total Matches as the manager: 38
  • Wins: 32
  • Draws: 3
  • Losses: 3
  • Points: 99
  • Best Result: 5-2 win against Everton and 4-0 win against Leicester City
  • Worst Result: 4-0 defeat to Manchester City
  • Final Ranking in the Table: 1st

Achievements: Premier League Champions, Qualification for UEFA Champions League, Premier League Manager of the month (5 times in 2019-2020 season), winner of Premier League Manager of the season award

It was a long three decades of drought for Liverpool as the last time they lifted the English Premier League trophy was 30 years ago. With his breaking this record with the Reds, Jürgen Klopp is currently considered as the best among current premier league managers and according to the ratings of many, the best manager in the world.

Klopp’s did a remarkable work with the Reds as they were crowned champions with a record seven matches to spare which has been hard to come by in the history of English football.

Christopher John Wilder

Club: Sheffield United

Christopher John Wilder was born on 23rd September 1967 and is among the best football managers. He hails from English and formerly played at the right back wing. The professional football manager is currently in charge of the Sheffield United, an English premier League Club.

The English professional football manager’s managerial career began in late October 2001 with Alfreton Town where he won four trophies.

He joined Sheffield United on 12 May 2016 and hit a milestone with the Blades that earned him the LMA Manager of the Year award and remarkably, he led Sheffield United to their best season since 1991-92 as they finished in the 9th place on the EPL table.  

Nuno Espirito

  • Club: Wolver Hampton
  • Total Matches as the manager: 38
  • Wins: 15
  • Draws: 14
  • Losses: 9
  • Points: 59
  • Best Result: 3-0 win against Everton and two wins against Manchester City (2-0 and 2-3)
  • Worst Result: 5-2 defeat to Chelsea
  • Final Ranking in the EPL Table: 7th

Achievements: Premier League Manager of the Month (June 2020)

Nuno Espirito really merits being among the best premier league managers of 2020.

Through his managerial prowess, he led his team to the exciting performance they recorded in the English Premier League and in the UEFA Europa League. Being one of the newbies in EPL, the Nuno Espirito’s side was a nightmare for giants of the EPL season. He led the club to later stages of the Europa League and managed to finish seventh in the league which is quite a commendable one pending the caliber of clubs in EPL with regards to expertise, etc.  They would have made it to the Europa League again if not for their loss in their last game of the season

Carlo Ancelotti

Club: Everton

Carlo Ancelotti was born on 10 June 1959 and has an Italian citizenship. The professional football manager is currently in charge of the Premier League club, Everton.

He has hit milestones as he is one of only three managers to have lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy thrice (once with Real Mardrid and twice with Milan), has won the FIFA Club World Cup two times and has also won the European Cup or Champions League as both a player and a manager. This and many more certify him worthy to be recognized as one of the best football managers of all time.

Brandon Rodgers

  • Club: Leicester City
  • Total Matches as the manager: 38
  • Wins: 18
  • Draws: 8
  • Losses: 12
  • Points: 62
  • Best Result: 9-0 win against Southampton
  • Worst Result: 4-0 defeat to Liverpool
  • Final Ranking in the Table: 5th

Achievements: Qualification for UEFA Europa League, nomination for Premier League Manager of the season

Of a surety, Brandon Rodgers is one of the best football managers of the English Premier League of 2020 as it was through his guide that his side, Leicester City had what would be regarded as their best season after their historic title winning campaign in 2015-2016.

As a confirmation to his being one of the best football managers, Rodgers was nominated for Barclays Premier League Manager of the season award due to his great work at Leicester City. This nomination came despite an eventual lose on the top four place in the table. One of the most impressive things he is known for alongside his club is the eight-match winning streak they enjoyed in 2020 season, while his team’s amazing 9-0 win at Southampton which was the biggest away win recorded in the competition, and the joint-biggest victory overall.

Pep Guardiola

Club: Manchester City

Pep Guardiola was born on January 18, 1971 and is a Spanish by citizenship. His preferred formation is 4-3-3 attacking and he is one of the best football managers in the world.

He has coached big teams in world football such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, where is the manager presently. He has spent an average term of 3.08 years in ho coaching career.

As a good manager, he has influenced his team in every aspect, from team performance to results and has won lots of trophies with more in view. He is doing wonderfully well at Manchester City

Jose Mourinho

  • Club: Tottenham
  • Total Matches as the manager: 26
  • Wins: 13
  • Draws: 6
  • Losses: 7
  • Points: 46
  • Best Match Result: 3-0 win against Leicester City, 5-0 win against Burnly
  • Worst Match Result: 3-1 loss to Sheffield United
  • Final Ranking in the EPL Table: 6th
  • Achievements: Qualification for the UEFA Europa League

Are you one of those seeing Jose Mourinho’s making it to the list of the top 10 best managers in English Premier League 2020 as unfair? Then you need to change that sight. “The Special One” merits this recognition as among other reasons such as his being one of the most seasoned in the history of EPL, he became Tottenham’s manager midway through the EPL 2020 season, when they were in the 14thplace at the table and the player had little or no self-confidence. This being the case, it was quite a tasking one for Tottenham to climb the table and get rightly positioned to participate in some leagues such as UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League.

At the inception of his tenure with Tottenham Hotspurs, the Special one promised to take the team to the 6th place in the table at least and he kept to it as Tottenham ended the season 6th and qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

Jose remains a force to reckon with once the EPL, and beyond, is concerned.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

  • Club: Manchester United
  • Total Matches as the manager (in the Premier League): 38
  • Wins: 18
  • Draws: 12
  • Losses: 8
  • Points: 66
  • Best Result: 4-0 wins against Chelsea and Norwich
  • Worst Result: 2-0 loss in five different matches
  • Final Ranking in the Table: Third

Achievements: Europa League Semi-Finalist

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is one of the best football managers in EPL. His strike against Bayern Munich back at 1999 that didn’t miss the net and was the winning goal at Old Trafford earned Norwegian a legendary name but despite this, he is yet to have a guaranteed support of the fans as the manager.

He had a very bright managerial Career start with Manchester United which later turned into a rough spell that almost cost him his job. Luckily, he and his team picked up form again all the way to the top of the EPL table.

The Red Devil’s fans felt a bit bitter after the Europa League semi-final elimination at the hands of Sevilla, which later lifted the trophy. But for the first time after being under Ferguson’s managerial care, the future looks promising for the Red Devils. Especially since the club is back to the UEFA Champions League and it will make them have more financial ability when it comes to securing the services of best players in the football world which is to make for a better United.

David William Moyes

Club: West Ham United

Born 25 April 1963, David William Moyes is one of the best football managers and is a Scottish professional football coach and former player whiis currently managing the English Premier League club, West Ham United.  So far in his managerial career, he has been appointed as manager of Preston North End, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland and currently West Ham United.

Frank Lampard

  • Club: Chelsea
  • Total Matches as the manager: 38
  • Wins: 20
  • Draws: 6
  • Losses: 12
  • Points: 66
  • Best Result: 4-0 win against Everton
  • Worst Result: 4-0 defeat to Manchester United
  • Final Ranking in the Table: 4th

Achievements: Qualification for UEFA Champions League, nomination for Premier League Manager of the season, FA Cup Runners-up

Frank Lampard, fondly called “Super Franky”, is among the best stars in the history of English football and is one of the best football managers. Despite this just a few believed he could put up so much a commendable performance at his first season as Chelsea’s manager.  Though this, he didn’t fail to prove people wrong in his being recognized as one of the premier league best managers of 2020 as he guided the Blues to finish fourth in the EPL. His leading his team to the fourth place is a remarkable one as the season was an extremely difficult one for Chelsea at the beginning. The Blues received a ban from signing any player in the transfer window as if that was not enough, they also lost their main star, Eden Hazard who left the club to join Real Madrid.

With their securing the services of some of the best football talents in the world, it is expected that would do better in his second season.

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