Ranked! The 10 worst Premier League managers of the 2010s

Jan Siewert

We’ve done the hard work, toiling over 10 years of Premier League action to name and rank the division’s 10 best managers this decade. Now it’s time for some fun. At least, it’ll be fun unless you support a club managed by a member of the rogue’s gallery below, in which case it’ll be harrowing. Remember these sorry sods? In FFT’s opinion, and therefore law, they were the worst of what the 2010s had to offer.

Candidates weren’t in short supply. The tricky part was selecting only 10. Among those who just weren’t quite bad enough were Iain Dowie (technically he wasn’t even Hull’s manager) and Avram Grant (less technically, he’s suffered enough). Our nominal joint-No.11s are Alan Irvine and Mauricio Pellegrino, both so forgettable as to be virtually non-existent – they even look like generic avatars from Football Manager. 

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.