Warnock names five best-ever Premier League coaches

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/01/2020

 Neil Warnock has named his five best-ever Premier League manager in history and number one will surprise you.

The 71-year-old former Cardiff City and Crystal Palace coach resign as relegated Premier League club in November after leaving the club second from bottom in the Championship.

Warnock was seen as the last of his generation of old-school managers which includes Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger but the 2011 BBC London Sports Personality of the Year who has four decades of experience as a coach.

The Sheffield born former winger opinion certainly holds some sway in the game as the veteran manager has once again flirted with controversy, after revealing his picks for the five best managers in Premier League history when he speaks to TalkSport.

However, Warnock broke down his top five and gave a little insight into why he felt each manager deserved their place. 

5. Jose Mourinho

"Jose Mourinho, I think what I like about him is the way that he deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five."

4. Sir Alex Ferguson

"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.

3. Jurgen Klopp

"I think Klopp is just beginning. He will definitely get even better.

"His outlook and everything that he's done at the club and its future with the kids and all that, I think he's got another ten years coming forwards. 

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

2. Pep Guardiola

"Last year, firsthand, I saw his teams firsthand last year and I've never seen a team with that kind of movement," Warnock explained.

"David Silva is the best player I've ever seen in the Premier League and I think Pep's just taken it all on board. He's had a few years so he's been in front of a few, but I think he's just amazing."

"His influence on the parks and the lower down leagues has been fantastic, so I'd put Pep second".

1. Arsene Wenger

"I might be completely different to anyone else, but I would pick Arsene Wenger as number one, only because he changed the whole outlook on modern football". 

"He brought so many things in that had never been thought of, the nutritionist, the fitness guys, the video technology. He changed the whole course of it when he came into the Premier League. 

"I'd put him as number one".