1. Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United
The great Scotsman who turned 79 on New Year's Eve just recently, is widely considered to be the best manager to have ever graced English football, one can further emphasise that there is no better manager in the history of World Football.
The Glasgow born "time lord of football" took charge of Manchester United in 1986, it took him 4 years to win a major trophy, the FA cup in 1990. United had not won a league title for 26 years until the Premier League was introduced in 1992 which Ferguson won in style, losing only 6 games out of 42 with a gap of 10 points to second place Aston Villa.
In his 27 year career at United (21 Premier League seasons), he won an accolade of titles and awards.
13 x League titles, 2 x Champions league, 5 x FA cups, 4 x League cups, 1 x Club world cup, 1 x Intercontinental cup, 2 x UEFA super cup, 10 x Community shield
Won 11 PL manager of the year awards, 1 x UEFA manager of the year, 2 x World’s best club coach and 27 PL manager of the month
810 matches: 528-168-114
1627 goals for : 703 against
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2. Arsene Wenger: Arsenal
Born in Strasbourg in 1949, the Frenchman is currently FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development.
He was manager of Arsenal from 1996-2018, overseeing the greatest Premier League season in history (2003/04), when Arsenal went unbeaten. He has managed some of the greatest players to have ever played in the league, with the likes of Henry, Viera and Bergkamp all playing under his jurisdiction.
It was unfortunate that towards the end of his reign he was treated poorly by the Gunners fanbase, with banners stating "Wenger Out" appearing at the Emirates at every game. It is only now that the Gunners wish he was in charge, with Arsenal struggling to find form in a very open Premier League season.
In his decorated 22 year tenure, Wenger won:
3 x League titles, 7 x FA cups, 7 x Community shields
Won 1 x PL manager of the year, won 15 PL manager of the month
828 matches: 476-199-153
1561 goals for, 807 against
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3. Jose Mourinho: Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs (Current)
The current high-flying Tottenham Hotspur manager has had a prosperous career. He has so-far managed 3 out of the "top 6" sides in the Premier League. Outside of England he has been successful with FC Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
His title is "the special one", he certainly deserves this praise as he is one of the most successful managers in top divison history. He is known for his defensive strategy, known by fans across the world as "parking the bus". It is occasionally referred to by rival fans as "the Mourinho way".
Mourinho arrived in the PL in 2004 at Chelsea where he managed them for 4 years, winning the league in his first season. He coached some brilliant players in his entire career; Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Michael Ballack, Luis Figo, Samuel Eto'o, Zlatan ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.
So far in his 20 years of management (12 years in the League), he has won:
3 x League titles, 1 x FA cup, 4 x League cups, 1 x Europa league, 2 x Community shield (Also won leagues in Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as 2 x Champions league title at Inter Milan and Porto)
Won 3 x PL manager of the year, won 4 x world’s best club coach and 3 x PL manager of the month
322 matches: 198-73-51
557 goals for, 261 against
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