The 2017/18 Premier League Dugout: A Melting Pot of Managers

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 10 July 2017, 14:49

In just over a month the eagerly anticipated 2017/18 Premier League season will storm back into our lives.

Here at the The Sack Race we can’t blimmin’ wait, and neither can the 20 top-flight gaffers, who are meticulously preparing for the upcoming campaign - well most of them, some are still topping up their tans on the beach - which promises to be an absolute belter.

So, we thought we’d take the opportunity to compose together a nationality make-up of the 20 managers plying their trade in England’s top-flight, and our findings certainly make for interesting reading, especially when compared to Europe’s four other major leagues.

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Melting Pot of Nationalities

As we edge tantalisingly closer to the new season the Premier League, at the time of writing, has a staggering accumulation of 12 different nationalities representing their respective countries in the dugout - although this certainly isn’t a new trend - vastly outweighing that of any other of the continent’s showcase divisions.

Top of the pile is England, with four gaffers: Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, Craig Shakespeare, and Paul Clement, however they only make up a fifth of the 20 bosses, an alarmingly low number compared to the other top leagues (we’ll get to that later).

The quadruple all managed in the Premier League last season, and it was Howe who triumphed in this English mini-league after leading Bournemouth to an impressive 9th place finish, whereas Shakespeare (Leicester) came 12th, Clement (Swansea) 15th, and Dyche (Burnley) 16th.

Five countries have two representatives in Wales, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Argentina, while six gaffers are the sole representatives from France, Ireland, Italy, America, Germany and Croatia.

Last season Antonio Conte became only the ninth manager in 25 years to hoist the Premier League title. In the process the Chelsea boss became the fourth Italian to achieve this feat, while other successful nationalities include Scotland, France, Portugal and Chile.

However, the mammoth wait for that elusive first ever English Premier League victor goes on, and is unlikely to change anytime soon.

20 Managers

Premier League vs The Rest

In stark contrast to the Premier League Spain’s La Liga only features managers from three different countries, with a whopping 16 managers from Spain itself, three from Argentina, while last season’s league winner Zinedine Zidane flies the flag for France.

Italy’s Serie A is almost identical to it’s Spanish counterpart. A gargantuan 18 of the 20 managers originate from Italy, while there’s just about room for Sinisa Mihajlovic from Serbia, and Croatia’s Ivan Juric.

Over in Germany’s Bundesliga it’s a similar story, although the home nation isn’t quite as dominant. The majority (11) of the 18 managers are from Germany, but a further five nationalities are also represented (Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary.

Finally, across the channel in France the Ligue 1 managerial arena is home to a dozen Frenchman, two Spaniards, and then six other nationalities including Armenia and New Caledonia.

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