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3 Newcastle Managers named in top 6 most successful English Premier League Managers

6 years ago

There are three former Newcastle managers named in a list today of the most successful English managers in Premier League history.

In addition, a famous former United player also makes the top 10, although it was away from Tyneside where he did his managing.

The list is compiled from those English managers who have been in charge for at least 50 Premier League matches.

BBC Sport have compiled this top 10 based on the best win ratio amongst all the English managers, with all clubs they managed included in the stats.

The list was prompted by the sacking today of Swansea boss, Garry Monk.

Monk just makes the top 10, here are all the top 10 listed, with number of games managed and their win ratio:

10th Garry Monk (Swansea) 67 games 35.8% win ratio

9th Gerry Francis (QPR, Tottenham) 217 games 36.4% win ratio

8th Harry Redknapp (West Ham, Portsmouth, Tottenham) 641 games 36.8% win ratio

7th Brian Little (Leicester, Villa) 144 games 36.8% win ratio

6th Alan Pardew (West Ham, Charlton, Newcastle, Palace) 262 games 38.2% win ratio

5th John Gregory (Villa, Derby) 162 games 39.5% win ratio

4th Frank Clark (Nottingham Forest) 98 games 39.8% win ratio

3rd Kevin Keegan (Newcastle, Man City) 267 games 43.4% win ratio

2nd Sir Bobby Robson (Newcastle) 188 games 44.1% win ratio

1st Roy Evans (Liverpool) 184 games 47.3% win ratio

Obviously good to see Sir Bobby and Kevin Keegan riding so high, whilst you have to give Alan Pardew some credit for making the top six.

Interesting as well to see Fairs Cup winner Frank Clark at number four thanks to his decent spell at Forest as a manager, the club he joined as a player when he was 32 and with who he went on to remarkably win the First Division title and the European Cup.

Also interesting to see the names who are missing from this list.

They might talk a good game but no sign of Steve Bruce or Sam Allardyce, whilst a certain Steve McClaren is also conspicuous by his absence…


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