Manager Impact Index: Allardyce, Rodgers surge | Wenger, Mourinho slip

Manager Impact Index: Allardyce, Rodgers surge | Wenger, Mourinho slip

As the Premier League enters the final stages of the season I have managed to crunch the numbers for the Manager Impact Index and take a look at how the managers are performing. If you've never read this series before I started this back in August so for more information read the first ever Manager Impact Index blog here: Introduction to the Manager Impact Index. I've taken the liberty of having a good look at the impacts of the new managers …
EPL Manager Impact Index: Moyes, Wenger, Mourinho, AVB & Rodgers

EPL Manager Impact Index: Moyes, Wenger, Mourinho, AVB & Rodgers

Maybe it’s my age?  Or the fact that I coach youth football?  Or it could just be down to Jose Mourinho? Whatever the reason, my main interest in football these days is in the ‘Cult of the Manager’.  I am a little obsessed in what they know, their style of management and their impact on games, examples of my previous articles in this vein are here and here. I often ponder the question whether football managers actually make any difference to …
Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

Ok so Week 8 won't go down as a classic Premier League week but there are still plenty of talking points for the Manager Impact Index. Before I forget, i'd like to welcome Gus Poyet to the Index and we'll catch up with his performance later. The difficulty with the Index in the early weeks was that a manager could be in 20th place, have a good week and climb up to the top 5.  This was an unavoidable side …