Neil Warnock names three Premier League managers better than Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson
Warnock leaves Middlesbrough
Neil Warnock would recently depart Middlesbrough Football club, being replaced by Chris Wilder.
After Warnock left Boro, he has wasted little time getting back into the world of football and has, speaking recently to talkSPORT, given a rather interesting opinion on who the best Premier League managers have been.
Warnock names best Premier League managers
For many, Sir Alex Ferguson is the obvious choice to be the greatest-ever Premier League manager.
The Scot won a staggering 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United from 1992 to 2013 when he retired.
In comparison, no other PL manager has ever won more than three titles, with all of Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho sitting on that number.
And whilst Guardiola may end up winning a 4th in the future, it is hard to believe anyone will ever come close to Alex Ferguson’s 13.
Despite this, Warnock would actually rank the former Manchester United man as the 4th best Premier League manager behind Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp:
“Since the Premier League started if I was picking my top five managers… I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one. Only because he changed the whole outlook on modern footballers. He brought so many things in that had never been thought of. “The nutritionist, the fitness guys, video, technology. He changed the whole course of it when he came into the Premier League.
“Guardiola would be second, his influence on the parks and the lower down leagues has been fantastic.
“I would put (Jurgen) Klopp third because I think he’s just beginning and he will get even better. But his outlook and everything he has done at the club and the future with the kids – I think he has got another 10 years coming forward. So I think he’s third at the minute, but could easily be number one in a couple of years.
“Fourth, I would probably go with Sir Alex (Ferguson) just in front of Jose Mourinho because he has done it for longer. I just think he was in an era where it was all about man-management, it wasn’t down to all the backroom staff, and Sir Alex was probably the best at that. “Jose deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five.”
Quotes via the Mirror.