Apparently, Stuart Pearce is the ultimate 'average Premier League manager'


The perfect Premier League manager would be a combination of a number of former bosses, wouldn't they? Alex Ferguson's man management, Arsene Wenger's playing philosophy and Kevin Keegan's enthusiasm would perhaps all combine to make quite the gaffer.

But what about the average Premier League manager? Well there's no combination necessary: it's Stuart Pearce.

At least that's what research compiled by money-saving site, who looked at every manager's statistics across the last 24 seasons, seems to suggest.

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce - (Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)
(Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)

Their findings tell us that the average Premier League manager has two Premier League jobs during their career, overseeing 91 games across 1,165 days, and winning 33 games in the process.

And that makes Pearce the most average boss, having managed Nottingham Forest and Manchester City, winning 32 games at a 30.77% win rate.

The study also revealed that Harry Redknapp, who has managed a record six Premier League sides, has also collected the most losses with 238.

Meanwhile the most successful managers in the division, Ferguson, Wenger and Jose Mourinho, have won more major trophies (49) than every other Premier League manager in total (48) - that's pretty impressive stuff, fellas.

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Jon Super/AP)
(Jon Super/AP)

Unsurprisingly Ferguson (810) and Wenger (763) have managed the most Premier League games of anybody, but they really are anomalies in the world of Premier League management.

Shane Forster, Voucherbox UK Country Manager, said: "As fans we are used to hearing the familiar line of it being a 'results business' and that really is the case.

"With 60% of managers not getting a second shot at another Premier League club, it demonstrates just how ruthless top flight management really is and that life in the hot seat is a precarious one."

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