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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rating the Premier League Managers

As we near the end of the 2016/2017 Premiership season, here's an interesting question that's been percolating all week on Five Live: which managers have had successful seasons and which have been failures? Now, obviously Antonio Conte had the most successful season, having taken Chelski to a title, after a disastrous 2015/2016 campaign under Mourinho. And the bottom three managers - Mazzarri, Karanka and Moyes - have all been failures, having guided their clubs back into the Championship wilderness.

But what of the rest of them? Spurs fans seem to be fairly pleased with Potchettino, but what about those below him in the top ten? A lot of Citeh fans appear to think that Pep Guardiola has been a major flop. How about Klopp? Is fourth good enough for Liverpool fans? Fifth place is obviously a failure for Arsenal, who are accustomed to Champions League footer at this point. Wenger out? And UWS and MUR seem fairly irate at Mourinho - in Jose we Trust or Jose Out?

What about the bottom half managers who managed to keep their clubs up? Eddie Howe, Slavan Bilic, Mark Hughes, etc. - successes or failures?

Your thoughts, gents?


Blogger United We Stand said...

Not many success at all this season

Conte of course.... A

Mo Po's team played well and gave a good go of it but had a bad patch which cost them... won nothing... B+

Pep... much more expected... fail F

Klopp... beat the good teams, lost to the bad ones... Passing..C+

Wenger...everyone hates him, prob out of CL... could still win Cup... Fail F

Jose... won the Charity Shield, League Cup and MAYBE the Europa League... still not good performance, not attractive.. FAIL F... win the EL D+

Koeman... had Everton playing well some of the time. Top of the Rest Table.. B-

Pulis... were up in 8th close to the top 6 and now have the worst record as of late... still in 8th... C-

Puel... fans not happy with home performances.. didn't score enough...should have won the League Cup...C-

Howe....always safe B

Raneiri/Shakespeare.... Could have been relegated F/Good start, CL QF... crushed at home by Spurs... C-

Bilic... awful season in new home.... F

Pardew/Allardyce....F got the sack/Some big wins but still got in trouble C

Hughes... not a good season... C

Dyche... Decent season and finally got an away win... B

Mazzarri... couldn't be bothered to learn English... safety... Fired D

Cast of thousands/Clement.... Cast of Thou FFF/ B+

Phelan/Silva... thrown in at the deep end and had a good start but things went down hill and was canned... D/did well despite doing the drop B

Karanka/Agnew... team fell like a stone... F/Didn't change much F

Moyes.... FAIL.... F...nuff said

8:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great ratings, mate - thanks for chipping in those. I can tell that you don't suffer many fools in your teaching - not grade inflation there, eh?

So, if Jose doesn't win the Europa League and gets a failing grade from you, can he survive?

9:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...



He won't be fired.
I don't want United to have another manager again
I just want them to play much better and not have so many excuses!!

9:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What are some of your grades?

9:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd probably be more lenient:

Conte - Obvious A
Potch - A
Klopp - B+
Guardiola - B
Wenger - C
Mou - C
Koeman - B-
Soton -
Pulls - C
Howe - A
Leicester - Ranieri - C/Shakespeare - A-
Bilic - D
Fat Sam - D
Hughes - D
Dyche - D+
Mazzarri - D+
Swansea - Guidolin - F/ Bradley - F/ Clement - C
Silva, Karanka, Moyes - F, F, F

10:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good Morning , Chaps:

I have exported graders and here they are:

Conte -A
Poch - A
Guardiola- B
Klopp - B
Wenger - C
Jose Mou - C
Fat Ronnie- B
Claude Puel - C
Pulis - C
Howe- B+
Ranieri - D
Shakespeare- A-
Bilic - D
Fat Sam- A
Sparky Hughes- D
Dyche - B-
Mazzari- D
Swansea- Guidolin D/ Bradley F/ Clement- A
Middlesbrough- Karanka- F/ Steve Agnew- D-
Moyes- Fred says F--

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definite F for Pardew

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for adding your grades, mate. I reckon a "C" is a much more realistic grade for Mou.

8:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You guys are too nice

3:42 PM  

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