3. Alan Pardew
After a very turbulent first few weeks in the Premier League, and Pardew looking under pressure, Newcastle are the perfect example of what may happen if you persevere with a manager.
Newcastle are now an impressive 8th and have beaten both Manchester United and Chelsea.
Pardew weathered the storm earlier in the season, and despite only making one signing in Loic Remy, he's been one of the most lethal strikers in the Premier League this season.