Sir Alex Ferguson named only the FOURTH best manager of the Premier League era by Neil Warnock, with Jose Mourinho fifth in his list… so who does the veteran boss pick as his top three?
- Neil Warnock was asked to name his top-five all-time Premier League bosses
- The 72-year-old has presided over a record 1,603 games during 34-year career
- He said three managers have brought more to the Premier League than Fergie
Sir Alex Ferguson has been named only the fourth best Premier League boss ever by veteran manager Neil Warnock.
Manchester United legend Ferguson is the most-decorated manager in Premier League history, having won a record 13 top-flight titles during his incredible 27-year reign at Old Trafford.
However, Warnock, 72, who has presided over a record 1,603 games during his 34-year career, claimed that three other managers have brought more to the Premier League than Fergie when asked to name his top-five all-time Premier League managers.
Sir Alex Ferguson won a record 13 top-flight titles during his reign at Manchester United
‘Since the Premier League started if I was picking my top five managers… I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one,’ Warnock told talkSPORT.
‘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.
Neil Warnock credits Arsene Wenger (R) for changing the ‘outlook on modern footballers’
‘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.
Pep Guardiola (R) and Jurgen Klopp (L) also featured highly in Warnock’s list of best managers
‘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.
‘[He] deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five.’
Neil Warnock, 72, has presided over a record 1,603 games during his 34 years as a manager