Neil Warnock has named three past and present Premier League managers who he believes are better than Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson is the most decorated manager in Premier League history, having won a record 13 top flight titles and two Champions Leagues during his 27 years at Old Trafford.
Since the former Scotland international left the Red Devils back in 2013, the club have failed to win a single Premier League trophy under the tutelage of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, despite Ferguson’s unparalleled career, Warnock believes that three other managers have brought more to the Premier League than he did.
‘Since the Premier League started if I was picking my top five managers… I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one,’ Warnock said.
‘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.
‘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.
Neil Warnock’s top five all-time Premier League managers
1- Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
2- Pep Guardiola (Man City)
3- Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
4- Sir Alex Ferguson (Man Utd)
5- Jose Mourinho (Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham)
‘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.’
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