The results are in!
Soccer Mad Boffins proudly reveals the results of our highly scientific survey into the popularity of some (in)famous managers.
We asked a panel of academic experts to rate a shortlist of managers on a scale of 1-10 ('1' being the lowest, '10' being the highest mark possible).
Findings showed that the most highly rated managers com our list was former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, whilst the least popular was Paulo Di Canio. Sum total results for each manager are summarised below (number of respondents = 9):
Interestingly, one respondent awarded 11/10 to one of the managers whilst there were a couple of instances where a mark of 'zero' was given or the column was left blank. In these instances we awarded the 11 and classified the zeros and blank responses as '0'. We acknowledge that these were off the scale but if you have a problem with that then you need to get a life.
'Honourable Mentions': One respondent asked why we didn't also include Bob Paisley or Arsene Wenger on the list. We should have done. We'll put them on the list next time for sure, along with a couple of others such as Bruce Rioch and Sir Matt Busby. Any other nominations please email us.
Any academic journals wishing to publish this please get in touch! ;-)