Top 5 managers in England

I contacted some friends who log onto the website regularly and asked them to send me their choices for the “top 5 managers in England from 1920 - 2015”.  They duly obliged and their choices are quite diverse and yet nearly all of them recognise managers from the past.  So few of them chose Premier League managers with their obscene budgets.  I have listed their choices below giving 5 points for the 1st choice down to 1 point for the 5th choice.

Alan Main Herbert Chapman Bob Paisley Brian Clough Matt Busby Alex Ferguson

Keith Miller Bill Nicholson Brian Clough Stan Cullis Alex Ferguson Bill Shankly

Geoff McDougle Alex Ferguson Bob Paisley Brian Clough Bill Nicholson Alf Ramsey

Keith Stockdale Brian Clough Alex Ferguson Alf Ramsey Bill Nicholson Bill Shankly

Ray Simpson * Bill Nicholson Matt Busby Stan Cullis Bill Shankly Alf Ramsey

Andy Chappell Bill Nicholson Alf Ramsey Bill Shankly Brian Clough Bertie Mee

Mike Whalley Stan Cullis Brian Clough Bob Paisley Alex Ferguson Arsene Wenger

Paul Ainsworth Brian Clough Alex Ferguson Bill Nicholson Bill Shankly Dario Gradi

Anonymous 1 Brian Clough Alex Ferguson Dario Gradi Herbert Chapman Jim Bentley

Derek Irving Bill Nicholson Bill Shankly Brian Clough Arsene Wenger Alex Ferguson

John Townson Herbert Chapman Stan Cullis Alex Ferguson Bill Shankly Matt Busby

Peter Blackburn Bill Shankly Brian Clough Bobby Robson Bob Paisley Alex Ferguson

Gil Prescott Matt Busby Bill Shankly Brian Clough Bobby Robson Dave Bowen

Terry Ainsworth Herbert Chapman Bill Nicholson Brian Clough Stan Cullis Matt Busby

Anonymous 2 Bill Nicholson Brian Clough Stan Cullis Matt Busby Bill Shankly

Chris Carter Matt Busby Bill Nicholson Alex Ferguson Bob Paisley Bobby Robson

Bryan Rhodes Alf Ramsey Don Revie Bill Shankly Brian Clough Bobby Robson

Malcolm Brady Bill Shankly Brian Clough Alex Ferguson Arsene Wenger Ron Greenwood

Dave Hodkinson Herbert Chapman Stan Cullis Matt Busby Brian Clough Dario Gradi

Paul Kettlewell Alf Ramsey Bill Shankly Brian Clough Alex Ferguson Arsene Wenger

John Entwhistle Alf Ramsey Alex Ferguson Matt Busby Bill Shankly Don Revie

Alan Jackson Bill Shankly Bill Nicholson Matt Busby Alex Ferguson Alf Ramsey

Pete Noble Herbert Chapman Matt Busby Bill Nicholson Stan Cullis Bob Paisley

 

* Ray Simpson, a great friend, died in 2014  and in a conversation he gave me the idea

The top 5 managers are.....

1st Brian Clough

2nd Bill Nicholson

3rd Bill Shankly

4th Alex Ferguson

5th Matt Busby

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