Eight top UK journalists have ranked every manager in the Premier League from best to worst

Pep Guardiola just pips Jurgen Klopp to top spot

The Premier League season is reaching it's end and multiple managers can stake a claim for Manager of the Year.

Pep Guardiola is on course to win the league for the second consecutive season and is perhaps the favourite for the award.

Jurgen Klopp is also a contender, with Liverpool having lost just once this year and currently occupying first place in the league, although they have played a game more.

Elsewhere, Nuno Espírito Santo has impressed at Wolves, with the Midlands club currently occupying 7th in their first year back in the league.

Eddie Howe and Rafa Benitez are among other managers who will stake a claim for the top managerial award.

But, who is the best manager in the league?

Journalists from eight regional newspapers have put their heads together to rank every manager in England's top tier.

And here's the list they have come up with, per the Manchester Evening News...

1. Pep Guardiola

2. Jurgen Klopp

3. Mauricio Pochettino

4. Nuno Espirito Santo

5. Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez has managed Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea in the past

6. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

7. Javi Gracia

8. Unai Emery

9. Manuel Pellegrini

10. Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe has worked wonders at Bournemouth

11. Maurizio Sarri

12. Neil Warnock

13. Ralph Hasenhuttl

14. Chris Hughton

15. Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche led Burnley to European football last season

16. Roy Hodgson

17. Brendan Rodgers

18. Marco Silva

19. Jan Siewert 

20. Scott Parker

Scott Parker has only been a manager for a month

Few would argue against Guardiola being the best manager in the Premier League. 

But there's still a few controversial rankings in there.

Solskjaer failed in his first stint at Cardiff but has impressed during his few months at Man United.

But, despite only being at United for a matter of months, he's ranked sixth.

Emery proved himself to be a top manager at Sevilla and he's improved Arsenal in his first season at the club, but he's below Solskjaer in eighth.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are ranked the two best managers in the league

Howe has helped Bournemouth go from League Two to the Premier League, but him being ranked tenth seems a little low.

Another who can feel hard done by is Dyche.

The Burnley manager has had to work with one of the smallest budgets in the league but still led his side to Europa League qualification last year.

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