Neil Warnock snubs Sir Alex Ferguson as he ranks best ever Premier League bosses

Neil Warnock has named former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the greatest Premier League manager of all time in a major snub to Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Despite winning a record 13 league titles and a whopping 38 trophies during his time at Old Trafford, Warnock revealed that Ferguson doesn't even make his top-three.

The 72-year-old named Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp above the iconic Scot, with former United, Tottenham and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho completing his top five.

But despite failing to win a league title in his final 13 seasons at Arsenal, it's Wenger who tops Warnock's list.

"Since the Premier League started if I was picking my top five managers … I would pick Arsene Wenger as the number one," Warnock told TalkSPORT.

"Only because he changed the whole outlook on modern footballers. He brought so many things in that had never been thought of.

"The nutritionist, the fitness guys, video, technology. He changed the whole course of it when he came into the Premier League."

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Warnock said Guardiola would take the second spot on his list because his teams have been exceptional during his five-year stint in England, but also because his "influence on the parks and the lower down leagues has been fantastic."

The former Sheffield United and Crystal Palace boss added: "I would put Klopp third because I think he's just beginning and he will get even better.

"But his outlook and everything he has done at the club and the future with the kids – I think he has got another 10 years coming forward.

"So I think he's third at the minute, but could easily be number one in a couple of years.

"Fourth, I would probably go with Sir Alex [Ferguson] just in front of Jose Mourinho because he has done it for longer.

"I just think he was in an era where it was all about man-management, it wasn't down to all the backroom staff, and Sir Alex was probably the best at that."

Closing out his top five, Warnock says what he likes about Mourinho is the way he "deals with the media at the most difficult times, but I would still put him number five."

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