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Managerial G.O.A.T.S

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The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the world’s most competitive and exciting football leagues. It has seen some of the greatest managers in the sport’s history, and their competition has been intense. Let’s take a look at the history of EPL managers, how much they earn, and some of the most successful managers in the league’s history. 

History of EPL managers

The EPL was founded in 1992, and the first manager of the league was Howard Wilkinson. Since then, several managers have come and gone, with varying levels of success. Each has had losses and successes and had significant impacts on the league. 

The most successful and longest-serving manager of the EPL is Sir Alex Ferguson. He managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers in the sport’s history. 

Other notable managers include Arsène Wenger, who managed Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, winning three Premier League and seven FA Cup titles. José Mourinho is another highly successful manager, having won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and two with Manchester United.

How much do Premier League managers earn?

The salaries of EPL managers vary greatly, depending on their team’s budget and experience. Firstly the budget needs to fit the Premier League player’s salaries, which are some of the highest paid wages in the world. The average salary for a Premier League manager is between £1.2m and £2.2m a year. This is significantly higher than managers’ salaries in other football leagues, such as the Championship, where the average wage is just over £400,000. For example, Pep Guardiola is the highest-paid manager in the EPL, earning a reported £20 million a year, while Sean Dyche makes a reported £2.5 million a year. Similarly, Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool FC, earns a reported £7 million a year.

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Top managers that have won the Premier League

When betting on soccer, there are many significant leagues that fans enjoy watching, from Serie A to La Liga. However, nothing quite compares to the English Premier League. This league has been home to some of the best teams and players in the world. The people responsible for the team’s success…their managers: 

Sir Alex Ferguson: One of the greatest managers in the game’s history, Ferguson is a giant in Premier League history. Under him, Manchester United won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four Football League Cups, ten Community Shields, two Champions League, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Arsene Wenger: The only Premier League manager to win the league title remaining undefeated. Wenger created one of the best club teams that went an entire season without losing a single match, an unprecedented feat in Premier League history. During his stint at Arsenal, Wenger won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, and seven Community Shields.

Pep Guardiola – Guardiola is the most recent winner of the English Premier League in the 21/22 season, in his role as manager for Manchester City and has won them the title two years running. He has managed the club since the 2016/17 season. He has won four Premier League titles in a managerial position and four EFL Cups and the FA Cup, including a treble in the 2018/19 season.

Jurgen Klopp – Klopp has won six major titles for Liverpool FC since he was appointed manager in 2015. This includes the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA World Cup, Premier League, Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup. The German manager also won several German titles in his time as a player before his retirement.

Jose Mourinho – Jose Mourinho has a remarkable record of success, having won eight league titles in four countries: Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. He has racked up an impressive total of 13 domestic trophies and is a two-time victor of both the Champions League and Europa League. In addition, Mourinho has secured three Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2005, 2006 and 2015.

Roberto Mancini – Roberto Mancini is an experienced and successful manager who has won numerous titles during his career. He has won three Premier League titles with Manchester City and also has two Serie A titles and six Italian Cup winners’ medals. He also has two UEFA Cup winners’ medals. Mancini has been managing in English football since his appointment to Manchester City and has been successful with the club, most notably helping them win their first major trophy in 35 years and their first league title in 44 years in the 2011-12 season.

Saumy Deepak Tripathi
A Bayern Munich fan who is deeply in love with football statistics. Has a soft spot for goalkeepers! (well only he knows why). You’ll find him vibing on 70’s classic songs and spends an abnormal amount of time cooking.

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