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Warnock names three managers better than Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson

Neil Warnock does not see Sir Alex Ferguson as the Premier League’s greatest ever manager, as he believes there are three better than the Man Utd legend.

The former Sheffield United and QPR boss left Middlesbrough last week after 75 games in charge.

Appearing on talkSPORT (as cited by the Daily Star), he was asked to name his top five managers in the history of the Premier League.

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Ferguson is widely considered to be the league’s greatest boss, but Warnock has ranked him fourth on his list.

This is despite the Scotsman winning 13 Premier League titles as well as the Champions League on two occasions.

Warnock believes Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are ahead of Ferguson.

The 72-year-old started his explanation by suggesting that Wenger “changed the whole outlook on modern footballers”:

“Since the Premier League started if I was picking my top five managers… I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one,” Warnock said.

“Only because he changed the whole outlook on modern footballers. He brought so many things in that had never been thought of.

“The nutritionist, the fitness guys, video, technology. He changed the whole course of it when he came into the Premier League.”

Warnock went onto name Man City boss Pep Guardiola as his second-best, as his “influence on the parks and the lower down leagues has been fantastic.

“I would put Klopp third because I think he’s just beginning and he will get even better.

“But his outlook and everything he has done at the club and the future with the kids – I think he has got another 10 years coming forward.

“So I think he’s third at the minute, but could easily be number one in a couple of years.

“Fourth, I would probably go with Sir Alex [Ferguson] just in front of Jose Mourinho because he has done it for longer.

“I just think he was in an era where it was all about man-management, it wasn’t down to all the backroom staff, and Sir Alex was probably the best at that.”

On Jose Mourinho, Warnock added: “[He] deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five.”

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