Parker to Arteta via Lampard, Silva and Howe: Ranking all 28 Premier League managers this season
We’ve lost Frank Lampard and a few other managers are in the final stages of their destroy-and-exits, so it felt like a good time to revisit the old Premier League manager rankings.
And there’s a couple of new faces in the group too, with Julen Lopetegui and Nathan Jones making their first appearances. We’ve got everything crossed that Marcelo Bielsa is back in here for the next one having taken the Everton job.
November’s rankings are in brackets and if for some reason you want to read the unhinged and deranged justification for those you can click here.
28. Scott Parker, Bournemouth (26)
Managed to pull off the exceedingly difficult task of being a promoted manager sacked outrageously early in the season yet elicited minimal sympathy. Clearly a load of stuff going on behind the scenes, but if youre going to be issuing back me or sack me ultimatums in the wake of 9-0 defeats, you need to be really damn sure of your footing.
Blame-shifting, doom-laden predictions of further whompings to come (because what on earth could he or anyone else do with this squad of wretched inadequacy?) were rather undermined by his replacement Gary ONeil promptly taking 10 points from six unbeaten games.
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