A Ranking Of Which Premier League Manager Would Be Best In A Fight Has Got Fans Talking
A football journalist has shared a list of how effective every Premier League manager would be in a fight and it's caused a lot of debate.
The Guardian's Jonathan Liew has taken to Twitter and shared his list which features a few shock calls.
It's Watford manager Nigel Pearson who takes top spot with Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo coming second.
Surprisingly, Burnley's Sean Dyche comes in third despite his gravelly tones surely putting him above anyone else before a punch is thrown.
Premier League managers ranked by who would be best in a fight: 2020 edition. (Arteta's ranking protected on the presumption of a full recovery) https://t.co/yJvBvX28bn pic.twitter.com/Pb7RYRByz4
- Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) March 19, 2020
Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl and Sheffield United's Chris Wilder make up the top five.
At the other end of the table, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes bottom, even behind 72-year-old Roy Hodgson.
Fans on Twitter have gotten involved and it's probably the most highly contested football debate since all the leagues were postponed last week.
If you honestly think Eddie Howe isn't get leathered by Steve Bruce then you are an ostrich
- Joe (@PropositionJoe2) March 19, 2020
Massively underestimated Wilder, Klopp and Lampard IMHO. And Moyes is Glaswegian, so is at least 10x harder than he looks
- Oliver Kay (@OliverKay) March 20, 2020
Intrigued by Solskjaer below Hodgson :joy:
- Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) March 19, 2020
The best thing here is absolutely no one debating whether Pearson (as a certified mentalist) would bang everyone.
- I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) March 20, 2020
Howe's surge up the table is impressive. Has he improved? Or is the league itself getting softer?
- Max Rushden (@maxrushden) March 20, 2020
Liew had made a list three years prior which looked very different.
Yes, it's that time of year again: ranking the 20 Premier League managers by who would be best in a fight. pic.twitter.com/gXhJpGqyjX
- Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) August 11, 2017
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is in 18th place on the 2017 list but has risen ten places to eighth for 2020's table.
When asked how the Cherries boss has risen so quickly, Liew replied with:
"When a man falls on hard times, he learns a thing or two. He tastes blood under his tongue. He hears hounds wherever he goes. The strip light in his office flickers off and on. He's a desperate man, and a desperate man is a dangerous man."
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp find themselves in the bottom half of the table alongside fellow managerial heavyweight Jose Mourinho.
Which Premier League manager would you want to have your back in a fight?
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