Top 10: Premier League managers with the best win records

Ex-Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink tops the list with 84.62% win rate after a short but successful spell

Alex Batt
Published 04/09/2013 15:45 by Alex Batt, read by 12,680 people.

Being a football manager always has it's high and lows. Highs of winning trophies and coaching a successful side; lows of losing games and being sacked because of it.

It's hard to justify who the best manager is using a win percentage because someone could be in charge for a couple of months, winning the majority of their games before leaving, whilst others could be at a club for decades, much like Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

But in this instance, we are judging the managers on their win percentage, even if they only managed a handful of games. So, since the formation of the Premier League, which manager has had the best win/lose ratio? Below is a list of the top 10 managers with the best win percentage:

1. Guus Hiddink | 84.62%
2. Jose Mourinho | 65.46%
3. Sir Alex Ferguson | 63.16%
4. Carlo Ancelotti | 61.42%
5. Roberto Mancini | 57.53% 
6. Arsene Wenger | 56%
7. Luiz Felipe Scolari | 55.06%
8. Rafael Benitez | 52.05%
9. Claudio Ranieri | 47.67%
10.Gianluca Vialli | 71.43%

So if duration wasn't taken into consideration, the manager with the best win ratio in the Premier League era is former Chelsea boss, Guus Hiddink. 

Out of the top 10, only four managers are coaching in the Premier League at this moment in time, but with Benitez leaving Chelsea in the summer, that could soon go down to three.

What is quite amusing is that seven out of the 10 managers have all managed Chelsea at some point. So despite their impressive win ratios, they still don't do enough to keep trigger-happy Roman Abramovich on side.

An honourable mention has to go to Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger who have managed just one club during their Premier League stay and have consistently performed at the top level.

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