Premier League 2018/19: Best managers of the league this season
Success in football comes from a variety of modern game strategies. Whether you choose to launch the ball long or kill the opposition by keeping possession, everybody has their favourite tactical adjustments and setups, with the fans and the experts almost daily churning out new ways of winning. Surely, the job of a manager isn't easy at all. Everyone blames the manager for each and everything the team suffers from. Whether they are not scoring enough goals, not defending well or not playing good football, the one who is criticized the most is the manager.
But some managers shut the critics down and have their own way of winning the hearts of fans. Today we will talk about 5 such managers, who have been performing really well this season.
#5 Nuno Espírito Santo - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Before the beginning of the 2017/18 season, Wolves appointed Nuno as their head coach. From then on, Wolves have been going strong. He led the club to the Premier League in his first season in charge of the Molineux outfit.
Wolves have been exceptional in the Premier League this term and are fighting for a top 8 finish. The Portuguese coach has impressed everyone with his tactics and also won the Premier League manager of the month for September.
Wolves have been performing consistently well against the top teams this season. They have managed to defeat the likes of Tottenham, Leicester City, and Everton in the league. Also, they knocked out the current Premier League leaders Liverpool from the FA Cup and have managed to reach the quarter-finals of the domestic cup competition, where they will face Manchester United on 16th March.
4 Javi Gracia - Watford
Since taking over last January, the Spaniard has undertaken a quiet revolution at Watford, who are currently eighth in the Premier League table.
The Hornets, who have looked good this season, managed to beat Tottenham at home in early September. The 4-4-2 system Gracia plays has brought the best out of every player in the squad. Owing to Watford's brilliant start to the season, he also received the Premier League manager of the month award for August.
Watford's current league position is nothing short of extraordinary as they finished 14th in the Premier League last season. Gracia has been superb in terms of managing the squad and winning some vital games. It won't come as a shock if Watford qualify for the Europa League and finish in the top 7 this season.