Gary Neville Snubs Guardiola and Mikel Arteta to Name Klopp the Best Manager in the World Right Now

Gary Neville Snubs Guardiola and Mikel Arteta to Name Klopp the Best Manager in the World Right Now

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 22, 2023 at 5:24 PM
In this article:
English Premier League logo
ENG Premier League
England
  • Gary Neville has weighed in on who he believes is the best manager in the world right now
  • Pep Guardiola is among the top managers who have enjoyed significant success in recent times
  • The Spaniard helped Man City secure a historic treble last season

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has snubbed the trio of Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, and Angel Postecoglou while naming the best manager in the world right now.

Guardiola has shown a clear intent to help Manchester City retain the EPL crown for the fourth consecutive this season, with the reigning English champions currently topping the charts with 28 points from 12 games.

Pep Guardiola interacts with Mikel Arteta prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. Photo by David Price.
Pep Guardiola interacts with Mikel Arteta prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. Photo by David Price.
Source: Getty Images

However, City are facing serious competition from Arsenal and Liverpool, with only a point separating them and the Cityzens.

On their part, Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a bright start to the new campaign under Postecoglu, with the north Londoners losing just once in 12 outings.

Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi and Unai Emery of Aston Villa are the other managers who have enjoyed a fine run of results with their respective teams.

Tottenham's impressive form has seen Postecoglu collect the Manager of the Month honour three times in a row, becoming the first tactician to achieve the feat, per the Premier League.

Neville names best manager right now

Despite Postecoglu's exploits and Pep's fine run of results, Neville has snubbed both managers to name Jurgen Klopp as the best tactician in the EPL right now.

Speaking on The Daily Ketchup Podcast, the Manchester United legend said:

"I’d say Jurgen Klopp," the former defender said when asked who he thought was the best manager in the world.

"Jurgen Klopp works with a budget that is far less than Pep Guardiola’s. Pep Guardiola is a genius and he’ll be one of the ones that’ll be remembered forever more.

"But Jurgen Klopp for me is an amazing manager. If you said to me which manager would you bring into Manchester United tomorrow, it’d be Jurgen Klopp."

Authors
Fred Kennedy photo
Fred Kennedy
Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.
Tags
Mikel ArtetaPep GuardiolaJürgen Klopp