Wenger, Sir Alex, Pep in Neil Warnock’s top five greatest ever EPL managers

Wenger, Sir Alex, Pep in Neil Warnock’s top five greatest ever EPL managers

The English Premier League’s legendary manager Neil Warnock has listed the league’s greatest ever five managers.

Warnock is one of the most famous English managers after taking charge of sides like Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, and Queens Park Rangers.

Warnock’s top five has somewhat of a surprise with Arsene Wenger as his number one, for the innovations, the Frenchman introduced to the English top flight.

Manchester United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson is in fourth place in Warnock’s list of managerial greats.

"Since the Premier League started, if I was picking my top five managers… I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one," he said, according to Manchester Evening News.

"Only because he changed the whole outlook on modern footballers. He brought so many things in that had never been thought of.

"The nutritionist, the fitness guys, video, technology. He changed the whole course of it when he came into the Premier League."

Warnock continued: "[Pep] Guardiola would be second, his influence on the parks and the lower-down leagues has been fantastic.

"I would put [Jurgen] Klopp third because I think he's just beginning and he will get even better.

"But his outlook and everything he has done at the club and the future with the kids – I think he has got another 10 years coming forward.

"So I think he's third at the minute, but could easily be number one in a couple of years.

"Fourth, I would probably go with Sir Alex [Ferguson] just in front of Jose Mourinho because he has done it for longer.

"I just think he was in an era where it was all about man-management, it wasn't down to all the backroom staff, and Sir Alex was probably the best at that.

"[Mourinho] deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five,” the Englishman concluded.