fanatix takes a look at the top ten currently serving British managers
With the state of the British game being constantly degraded by below par performances on the international stage and the inability to produce another coach capable of progressing further than the quarter-finals in any major tournament, fanatix takes a look at the best British management has to offer.
1. David Moyes
The Scot worked wonders on a tiny budget at Everton and given the time Sir Alex Ferguson had, will undoubtedly bring success to Old Trafford.
The signing of Marouane Fellaini was a shrewd move and keeping hold of Wayne Rooney could prove even more so.
2. Roy Hodgson
Though much criticised (and rightly so) after a dismal performance while in charge of Liverpool, Hodgson seems to be growing into the England job day by day.
While the 66-year-old was never going to be a reactionary coach, a steady hand on the tiller is just what the national side needs at the moment.
Impressive performances while at Fulham and West Bromwich Albion have also contributed to the boss’ high placement.
3. Harry Redknapp
‘Arry will feel hard done by at not getting the England job, as the 66-year-old brought success to Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur and even though the manager failed to keep QPR up, Redknapp is still a top class manager.
4. Brendan Rodgers
The Northern Irishmen transformed Swansea City from a Championship side to an established Premier League team with a reputation for playing attractive football.
The signs of a resurgence at Liverpool under the 40-year-old’s tutelage are also very encouraging.
5. Martin O’Neill
A solid fifth for a solid manager, O’Neill did great job at Aston Villa by pushing the club towards European football and was worshiped at Celtic.
6. Neil Lennon
The fiery former Bhoys midfielder has guided Celtic old club to two SPL titles and two Scottish Cup titles in three years.
With the absence of Rangers, the Hoops’ dominance will only continue.
7. Paul Clement
A relative unknown, Clement is Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid, having met while the former was at Chelsea.
The Englishman will have the enticing prospect of working with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Santiago Bernabau.
Clement shares the post with Zinedine Zidane.
8. Paul Lambert
The former Norwich City manager has developed a reputation for building solid sides, bringing the Canaries to the top tier and keeping them there.
9. Gordon Strachan
The Scot now manages the Scotland national team, recently taking them within minutes of beating England at Wembley
Previous success at Celtic and Southampton have cemented Strachan’s reputation.
10. Sam Allardyce
Big Sam attracted huge criticism from fans for not playing ‘the West Ham way’ but like him or not, Allardyce has been a success at Upton Park and also with Blackburn Rovers.