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The Premier League is an incredibly competitive division. To even maintain the minimal satisfaction of survival, every point counts. Thirteen managers were sacked and rehired over the entire campaign. Today we will take a look and see which of these managers has been the best based off of the amounts of games in which they have been victorious.
What do you see in this picture? You can see the upsetting expression of a Scottish man who is currently 13 games without a win. Paul took over after Hughes had been sacked. The gaffer was dreadful, only winning one of the 15 games he has managed. Speculation is going on whether the Potters want him or not in the Championship due to their confirmed relegation.
The former Palace manager has been poor for the Baggies. His tactics were in the right place. A structured 4-3-3 that could generate chances and goals. But due to the lack of quality and spirit in the squad, Pardew resigned in April.
**Frank De Boer**
The former Ajax coach barely lasted a second with the Eagles. He lasted 5 whole games, barely taking the course of a month. He employed his intricate and complex build up tactics with a side that prefer direct football. Obviously this failed and Frank had to pay the dividend for it.
The former Alaves coach was seen as a legend just a season ago. Reaching promoted side Alaves to a whooping 9th place and a Copa del Rey final. Unfortunately the Argentine had to face the harsh reality that came with coaching in the English top division. Pellegrino was inevitably replaced in March by Mark Hughes.
David Moyes is unexpectedly low on this list despite guiding West Ham to survival. Moyes has received a lot of criticism and a bad reputation in the Prem. But his tactics with the Hammers have changed that. His 3 in the back system while deploying a strong target man who can run the channels (Marko Arnautovic) was a clever move. But we can all say that Moyes has done his job by giving West Ham a crucial 38 points.
Watford is like a kid with a tantrum. If they don’t get what they want they start wailing and obliterating all toys in their path. For the Hornets the toys are their managers. Javi Garcia is a solid manager leading the Hornets comfortably in 13th place. But Watford have gone through 10 spepearte managers in 7 years! That's ludicrous! Hopefully the Hornets will stay with the Spaniard for a while since he is a tactically sound manager.
The former England manager gets the sealed thumb of approval for his work with the Eagles. Simple but effective Roy has led Palace to survival after being trapped in the relegation zone earlier in the saeson. Hodgson got the best out of his players this season like Zaha and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. His notable performances include a 2-1 win against Chelsea and recently, a 5-0 thrashing of the foxes.
It is utterly baffling how Watford sacked this guy. Silva nearly saved a dying Hull from relegation and was doing well with the Hornets. Watford were in 10th PLACE when Silva got sacked. This was mainly due to Silva’s speculation with Everton however. The Portuguese is a young savvy manager and Europe can’t wait again until he returns to management.
The Welshman would have been lower on this sheet if he didn’t come clutch against Swansea on Tuesday. That win meant that the Saints are virtually near safety. Mark is seen as an underrated and underachiever, but his tactics and deployment of the 3-4-2-1 have giving the Saints something to keep marching on for.
Carlos started his management astoundingly, undergoing a 10 game run unbeaten. But after facing 9 games without victory, Carvalhal is under scrutiny. The spirit isn’t fully in his team as the Liberty Stadium sounds frail at times. But with relegation likely, the former Besiktas manager is soon to face the chopping block.
Puel has done it again. Two successful seasons in a row. Despite getting sacked by Southampton (for getting 8th place and an FA Cup final), Puel carried on. He came to the Foxes when they were in need and gave birth to an open dynamic attacking system. Bringing the potency of Vardy and Mahrez made Leicester strong again and Puel can be applauded for that.
Big Sam should be considered one of the big dogs in the Prem. The way he nurtures relegation threatened teams to survival is phenomenal. His criticism is undeserved despite Sam’s “boring” playstyle. Despite replenishing the Toffees of their wounds, its likely that he will be replaced.
The Baggies should be hearing this headline all over town. “Caretaker wins Premier League Manager of the Month Award”! Moore was a wildcard for this one. The only manager to remain undefeated in this list (he did only manage 5 games however). Moore kept a simple 4-4-1-1 to keep a sound structure and build up play. The gaffer really fueled the spirit of his team but unfortunately it is too late as West Brom have already been confirmed relegation. Hopefully Moore can rise above all odds to bring glory to the Baggies once again.