WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
20%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



Nutsin 3:50 Sun Sep 24
Best managers in English football
Who is your top 10 managers in English football.

1. Alex Ferguson
2 Pep
3 Matt Busby
4. Arsene Wenger
5. Bill Shankly
6. Bob Paisley
7 Brian Clough
8 Jose Mourinho
9 Roberto Mancini
10. George Graham


Ancelotti, Lyall, Greenwood, Klopp, Bobby Robson, all make the top 20.

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muskie 11:56 Tue Sep 26
Re: Best managers in English football
Clough & Taylor #1

Clough on his own #5

joyo 2:48 Tue Sep 26
Re: Best managers in English football
The Moyesiah

terry-h 2:02 Tue Sep 26
Re: Best managers in English football
Lunghi.

wd40 1:09 Tue Sep 26
Re: Best managers in English football
Dario Gradi under the radar?


Think he was in all areas.

Gary Strodders shank 3:01 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Ron Saunders is a good call

Dario Gradi in the lower league's is someone that went under the radar but is highly regarded by many top players and fellow managers alike.
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GoalLazio 2:58 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Old piss head Clough punching his own supporters- northern cunt

Leavemyarcelona 2:51 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Clough
Fergie
Lyall
Greenwood
Pep
Mourinho
Wenger
Venables
Ancelotti
Bobby Robson

Iron Duke 2:11 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
The one who stands out like a sore thumb in that list is Mancini. May as well say Pellegrini.

I would have every other manager mentioned on this thread above Mancini, except Hughes.

Hammer and Pickle 2:07 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Takashi Miike 8:39 Sun Sep 24

Totally agree. Not to have Bobby Robson and Ron Greenwood on that list is odd too.

zebthecat 1:43 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Good call TM

"I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one".

claypole 1:35 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Allardyce = not on the list.

Allardyceio = number 5 on the list

swindon hammer 1:24 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
You would probably have to do a separate pre and post Premier league list for this because the money, standard of pitches, player’s personalities and size of the squads involved are so different.

A bit like comparing Pele with Messi etc.

Over a long haul Ranieri certainly isn’t anywhere near the best managers in English football. He’s failed at nearly every club he’s managed. Over a period of one season though he managed Leicester to the greatest achievement in English football history Imo.

As far as other managers I haven’t seen mentioned, what about Graham Taylor?

Yeah he was mocked as England manager but in a 6 year period he took Watford from the 4th Division to the 1st Division, FA Cup Final and Runners up to Liverpool in the league.

Ron Saunders at Aston Villa. In 7 years he got them promotion, won 2 league cups, then the 1st division championship and took them to the Quarterfinals of the European cup (which they went on to win) before quitting.

Howard Kendall at Everton between 1984-1987. Won the FA Cup in 1984, League & European Cup winners Cup in 1985 and League again in 1987.
Also got to 3 other major finals in 1984, 1985 & 1986.

JayeMPee 12:35 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Don't see any of the recent Brighton Managers listed, what they have achieved over recent years with limited resources has been truly outstanding.

Far Cough 11:03 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Bill Nicholson for those N17 cunts

goose 11:01 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
No mention of Big Sam?

Most on those lists have inherited teams that are already set up to fight for silverware.

BFS doesn’t win stuff and doesn’t serve up attractive football - but as a manager he has an outstanding record of getting the best out of mediocre squads.

Iron Duke 10:55 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
How far back do you want to go? You could add Ramsey, Nicholson, Revie, Mercer from the sixties and seventies. Kendall from the eighties.

Takashi Miike 8:39 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
1. Clough

Nagel 8:19 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
I'd certainly put Ancelotti ahead of Mancini.

Mancini joined the world's richest club, spent loads of money on players, won the league once in 4 seasons (and that only at the very last minute) and got sacked after losing to Wigan in the FA cup final.

Ancelotti had the 3rd best win ratio in the PL when at Chelsea, winning the league scoring 100+ goals with a team that had averaged less than 70 in the Mourinho era. More recently he also done a pretty decent job at Everton, considering the state of that club.

Does Ranieri get anywhere in the top 20? He was mediocre at best for most of his time in the PL but maybe deserves a place for winning the league at Leicester.

Gary Strodders shank 8:06 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
No Moyes !

The Tinkerman should surely also get a place for a truly remarkable achievement in winning the PL with that Leicester side.

Sydney_Iron 7:57 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
All very subjective and maybe depends on how old you are, think i would have Clough at number 1, Pep at 2 but SAF although a legend at 3 but just not a nice character, others are either before my time (Busby, Shankly) or my recollections are as a kid (Paisley)

Mourinho, Wenger and Bobby Robson would be 4,5 and 6, would actually have Dalgleish at 7, Mancini 8, Klopp 9 and Harry at 10.

All off the top of my head mind! and maybe missed some obvious but WTF.

What about Hughes, Grant and Pullis? Hang on, thats the the other list..........

RBshorty 7:55 Sun Sep 24
Re: Best managers in English football
Clough 7th.!

Yeah. Ok…

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