5. Steve Bruce – Hull City
A stalwart at the back for Manchester United when Ferguson first started enjoying success at Old Trafford.
Although the 52-year-old won three Premier League titles and three FA Cups, was inexplicably overlooked by the England national team and never earned a cap.
4. Paul Lambert – Aston Villa
Lambert is a Champions League winner after marking a certain Zinedine Zidane out of the final in 1997 when playing for Borussia Dortmund.
Also won four Scottish league titles whilst with Celtic.
3. Mauricio Pochettino – Southampton
The South American was a regular inclusion at centre-back for the Argentina national team and also won two Copa Del Rey titles against the odds with Espanyol.
2. Mark Hughes – Stoke City
A classy forward who enjoyed success at both Manchester United and Chelsea and is widely regarded as one of the best players to ever grace the English top tier – as well as enjoying spells at Barcelona and Bayern.
1. Michael Laudrup – Swansea City
It was always going to take someone special to beat Hughes, but former Barca and Real Madrid star Laudrup was certainly that.
The Dane is thought of as one of the best players ever and won five La Liga titles and one Serie A with Juventus – but did not play at the 1992 European Championships when Denmark won it as the 48-year-old thought the nation had no chance.