Chelsea Boss, Antonio Conte has been named the best premier league manager by View from the Dugout.
According to statistics obtained from the club performances in the Premier League, Conte has a win ration of 79%, making him the best manager in the league.
For a number of reasons, Conte and by extension Chelsea have taken soccer fans by surprise.
In his soccer career days as a player, Conte started off as a midfielder for a local club U.S. Lecce. Moving on later to Juventus, he coach became one of the most decorated and influential players in the history of the club.
Conte has played for a number of clubs including his national Italian team.
On 4 April 2016, Conte signed a three-year contract with Chelsea. This made him the first English coach that would officially become the new first team head coach of English side Chelsea from the 2016–17 season.
As a coach, Antonio Conte is known for using the 3–5–2 formation which helped him win three consecutive series A titles while he worked as Juventus head coach.
The husband and father of one has often been described as being obsessed with tactics.
According to Wikipedia,
“His winning mentality and ability to foster great team spirit among his players.”
“He also demonstrated a notable tactical versatility and meticulousness as a coach, adopting several different formations in an attempt to find the most suitable system to match his players’ skills.”
Conte’s success in his first season has recently placed him above the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson in the success charts.
Ferguson, a former Scottish coach who managed Manchester United set a 10-year best win record with a 70.8% win ration in the success chart.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is ranked at the 7th spot with a 61% win ratio; Jose Mourinho is at the 14th spot with 54.2%. Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink made it to the top three with 64.5%.
Below are the top 20 managers who made it to the success chart:
20. Ronald Koeman- 47.3%
19. Nigel Adkins- 49.3%
18. Harry Redknaap-50%
17. Alan Kurbishly- 50.5%
16. Adres villas-Boass- 51%
15. Louis van Gaal- 51.5%
14. Jose Mourinho- 54.2%
13. Luiz Felipe Scolart- 56%
12. Arsene Wenger- 56.7%
11. Rafael Benitez- 57.8%
10. Tim Sherwood- 59%
9. Jurgen Klopp- 60%
8. Slavisa Jokanovic- 60%
7. Pep Guardiola- 61%
6. Manuel Pellegrini- 61.3%
5. Roberto Mancini- 61.3%
4. Carlo Ancelotti- 63%
3. Guus Hiddink- 64.5%
2. Sir Alex Ferguson- 70.8%
1. Antonio Conte- 79%
As much as it is an amazing feat, the greater task is maintaining the top spot for more than one season.