Premier League Manager of the Year: Ranking the top 5
Success in football depends largely on the manager as they shape the style of a particular team on the pitch. Unlike other sports like cricket, a manager plays one of the most important roles in football.
Managers select the players and decide the tactics of a team. Moreover, a good manager also manage the egos and diversity among the players in the squad. Arguably, football matches are decided by the tactics at the highest level.
Premier League teams are regaining their supremacy in Europe and it goes without saying that the managers deserve huge credit. It is the most competitive league in the world and we are blessed to experience some of the best masterminds in the league this campaign.
Without further ado, let us take a look at top five managers in the Premier League this season.
#1 Jurgen Klopp
The first two choices among the list are almost inter-changeable but the impact of Jurgen Klopp remains unmatched by any other manager in England. The transformation of Liverpool under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp has been massive. The Reds are serious contenders in the Premier League and a force to reckon with in Europe.
It will be an understatement to say that Klopp has a huge influence over the club and the players. Klopp's tactical flexibility is one of the most refreshing things for the Anfield faithful and his ability to get the best out of the players remains unparalleled. The players would die for him on the pitch which really portrays how Klopp is as a manager.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool remains the only team in the league who can give Pep Guardiola's centurions a run for their money. With their front three, Liverpool has played some exciting football at times and Klopp has managed to strengthen the team's rearguard after the arrival of Virgil van Dijk.
In the current campaign, the Reds have matched City stride by stride but it remains to be seen whether Klopp can help Liverpool cross the final hurdle this time around.