All 20 Premier League managers ranked for the job they did over the past season.
Where would you put John Carver, or indeed Alan Pardew?
Is Jose Mourinho automatically the number one for lifting the titles, or what about others who have achieved much more than expectaations.
The list below was compiled by Four-Four-Two with each of the twenty Premier League managers ranked from top to bottom, plus what they had to say about John Carver and Alan Pardew…
The Twenty Premier League managers rankings for 2014/15:
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
Ronald Koeman (Southampton)
Garry Monk (Swansea)
Alan Pardew (Palace….Newcastle)
Tony Pulis (West Brom)
Nigel Pearson (Leicester)
Mark Hughes (Stoke)
Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa)
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
Dick Advocaat (Sunderland)
Louis Van Gaal (Man Utd.)
Mauricio Pochettino (Spurs)
Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)
Sam Allardyce (West Ham)
Sean Dyche (Burnley)
Manuel Pellegrini (Man City)
Roberto Martinez (Everton)
Steve Bruce (Hull)
Chris Ramsey (QPR)
John Carver (Newcastle United)
To read the full Four-Four-Two article go here but below you will find what they had to say about 20th placed John Carver and 4th from the top Alan Pardew.
‘It was hard going, but Carver somehow managed to almost get his boyhood club relegated.
When the Tyneside native took charge after Pardew’s exit for Palace, the Magpies were 10th and as many points clear of the drop zone.
In the end they went into the final day needing a win or relying on Manchester United to do them a favour at Hull after a horrendous run of form which saw them win just three of Carver’s 19 matches in charge – crucially, against West Ham on the last day.
Losing eight (league games) in a row for only the second time in their history and finding themselves on the end of woeful results against QPR (1-2), Leicester (0-3), Sunderland (0-1), Everton (0-3) and Man City (0-5).
Carver calling out Mike Williamson for getting sent off on purpose against Leicester was the highlight of a period marred by poor form and fan protests against the Ashley regime.
The poor old dog wanted putting out of his misery in February yet still, brilliantly, labelled himself the ‘best coach in the Premier League’ after that losing streak. Painful stuff.’
‘Not everyone was convinced by a dishevelled Pards ditching Newcastle for a relegation-threatened Palace side bemoaning one win from their last 14 league games, but in reality it made sense.
He was universally hated on Tyneside for pandering to Mike Ashley’s needs, after all, and followed one of the best men possible into the Selhurst hot seat in Neil Warnock. It wasn’t going to get worse for them.
But as it happened, it got a little bit better than that – if the season had started when Pards took over at Selhurst, Palace would be sixth in a table, thanks to a blistering start of three wins in his first four matches, then four on the trot between March and April. Onwards and upwards for the Eagles.’
Can’t disagree with John Carver being rock bottom and the fact he is below all three of the relegated managers tells you everything.
Surely Newcastle can’t still give him the job long-term…
As for our old friend Pardew, he deserves credit for the results at Palace but like many Newcastle fans I’ll wait with interest to see what happens next season…
Full credit to the way both Swansea and Southampton operate and the managers they’ve employed, they should be the blueprint for Newcastle United who should be able to replicate their (relative) success but on a bigger scale.