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.

John Carver

‘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.’

Alan Pardew

‘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.



  • Oliver Lam

    Pardew started Newcastle’s season in RELEGATION form. There’s no way he was the 4th best manager.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    6 new players in a January window seems to make as positive a difference / addition as does a new manager. 
    No shyte, Sherlock!

  • LeazesEnder

    Surely that table is upside down…. I have it on good authority that Carver is the best manager in the Premiership.

  • foggy

    Please someone forward this article to Lee Ryder and to Lee Charnley

  • crediblejustin736

    I remember a certain season when Pardew guided newcastle to fifth. Lets give him time, please

  • TonnekToon

    LeazesEnder ‘Coz his Mrs  Says so .

  • SaveNUFC

    Him you mean JC? If you are referring to JC you must be high or you must be JC himself. 19 matches is a good number of matches to assess a managers/coaches ability. He is totally incapable. Open your eyes.

  • Bianchi Boy

    The anti-Pardew stuff from our lot is frankly, insane.

    Pardew had his hands tied by the fat man on recruitment and budget. Apparently, despite that, we don’t like Pardew because (shock! horror!) he didn’t publicly berate his employer.

    Howay man, get in the real world.

    Pardew has proved he’s a decent coach both with us and Palace. A hard bloke to like, but a better manager than we will ever give credit for.

  • foggy

    Bianchi Boy  wasn’t he the same “manager” who told a cancer sufferer to find another club?

  • lupamac

    give you even money Pardew will  be gone from Palace within 2 years

  • lupamac

    Four-Four-Two More bias from obviously south coast situated anti northern journo”s  did Gordon Lee or Richard Dinnis ever make your top 20 . or big Jack Charlton says it all.
    Bill Mcgarry Iam Mcfaul  or KK 
    and your  sexiest manager ever  Arry “the twitch” Redknapp was a load of old bollix

  • toon tony

    Very surprising result. ..would have put Carver 21st /20.

  • amacdee

    Bianchi Boy “Pardew
    had his hands tied by the fat man on recruitment and budget”
    Which obviously helped him lose 5 on the bounce to the mackems ? Say what you will but Pardwho was a record breaker while at NUFC unfortunately they were all shlte records.

  • amacdee

    Agreed we were bottom of the table after 4 games and still in the bottom three after 8. These journo’s have selective memories.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    amacdee Only 37 points from 39 PL games, Dec 29th 2013 – to Dec 28th 2014. Says it all.

  • stepaylor

    there is no way Carver will get the job, not even a need to talk about it. Don t get me wrong i think Charnley and Ashley would do it if they thought they could get away with it. They however know they cant. Too fragile now to rock the boat any further. Will be Mclaren probably as they know they can just about het away with that. If things at the top have changed following the Ashley tv appearance then we will have Laudrup or Remi Garde. Would be happy with either and the board know this

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Hats off to Jonas. Telling it as it is –

    “Two things I learn from my illness – how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leave a player alone (newcastle owner).”

  • Steve1221

    “Finished 5th with someone else’s team”
    So did I imagine the spine of Hughton’s team in Harper, Barton, Nolan, Enrique and Carroll being sold before that season?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Steve1221 Harper was still there.

  • Steve1221

    Maybe but he didn’t make a single appearance, the point is that the team built around Cabaye, Tiote and Ba (Cisse and Ben Arfa in the second half) was in no way, shape or form Hughton’s team.

  • AP69

    Ok You can have the spine but the rest of my post post?