When it comes to football and especially English football you can not help but think of fast action, perfect fields and spectacular game. The Premier League is the pinnacle of football in England thanks to the strong presence of players and managers who are part of it. Here are our personal top 5 players and managers who leave a mark forever in the history of the Premier League.
The coach of Swansea, Brendan Rodgers, in a survey of managers of Premier League has been voted the most impressive so far this season. Rodgers, who won with 47% of the vote, led the rookies in the Premier League in eleventh place in the league after 28 games by encouraging a proactive football action at all times and avoiding the typical uncertainty of the newly promoted teams.
Sir Alex Ferguson has set the standard now difficult to achieve. Over the years, many distinguished players have come and gone from ‘Old Trafford, but the symbol of Manchester United has demonstrated excellent compatibility: his teams always know how to win. The team coached by Ferguson is by far one of the biggest successes in the history of the Premier League with 12 titles over an infinite number of other trophies.
Harry Redknapp is one of the most popular of English football. But behind a genuine and affable personality hides a shrewd manager, tactically strong become one of the most experienced and respected in the game of football. His success began in the Premier League West Ham United, who Redknapp led to fifth place in the season 1998/99 and UEFA Cup qualification. Later he coached Portsmouth to win the League Championship and the consequent promotion to Premier League.
Arsene Wenger was not well known in England until he embraced the project, taking the reins of Arsenal at Highbury in September 1996 but has since distinguished itself as one of the thinkers of creating a football that Arsenal will not only win , but winning with style. Wenger has experienced a period of great success for the Gunners some of whom have become great talents that will be remembered in North London for many generations to come.
The formula developed by Roberto Di Matteo for team play was rewarded with significant victories like the one on Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final and Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions. At the end of last April Di Matteo has led Chelsea to a 3-2 aggregate victory against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final by winning 1-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge followed by a 2-2 draw in the race leg at Camp Nou. Matthew’s ultra-defensive tactics used to counter Barça including a formation with four central midfielders in the second leg taking full advantage of the phase of recovery. The new Chelsea Di Matteo has also won the FA Cup at Wembley in the final by beating Liverpool FC 2-1 in addition to having reached the final of the Champions League where he will face Bayern Munich in Monaco on 16 May in Monaco of Bavaria.
Over the years, Ryan Giggs has revealed an extraordinary talent, the only Welsh player to have played all 20 seasons in the Premier League (scored in each), is the most decorated player in English football and still plays a key role for Manchester United to more than 21 years since his professional debut.
With the doubts about his career at Inter, Roberto Mancini, now coach of Manchester City, made sure to give a new opportunity in a new club to Mario Balotelli. The Italian striker has ‘arrived in the City’ in August 2010. Even in Manchester with his plays and activities outside the field have continued to make the public eye a controversial and enigmatic. However, his talent makes him a complete striker, has a good shot, and excellent skills in placements.
Despite a disappointing World Cup in South Africa, Wayne Rooney is still undoubtedly one of the best players in the world. Powerful and strong on the ball, Rooney’s ability to catch a pass, shot from distance and work selflessly for the team is unparalleled in the world of football. Moreover, his passion and his determination in facing each race can never be questioned.
Robin van Persie scored a great success in the World Cup in 2010 which has been increasingly consolidated over time. He found the record of goals scored in the Premier League between 1 January and the end of a season going on the net 18 times in 19 appearances. The quality of Robin has never been questioned. It ‘s an expert scorer and assist man with a penchant for free kicks. His distinguished career has made him comparable to another of the famous Dutch players of Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp and is not a surprise when van Persie, from last season wearing the jersey # 10 previously belonged to Bergkamp.
Sergio Aguero has experienced an excellent first season in England last summer after completing his move from ‘Atletico Madrid.
The 23 year-old Argentine has played a key role in pushing the City to the title, scoring 17 goals in 27 league appearances, and says he feels completely at ease in the court of Mancini. It ‘just came on after an hour in the first league game of the season, and his numbers have been impressive. Two goals and an assist showed very good connection between ‘El Kun’ and the magical David Silva, a couple who has continued to lead the assault at Manchester City in the title race all season.