Despite being coined as the best league in the entire world of football, the Premier League has only had a handful of managers to hail from Germany to represent a club.
Of course, Ralf Rangnick became the latest German to take up the mantle of an English club, after Manchester United confirmed that he would be the man to take up the post vacated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the remainder of the season before moving into a consultancy role.
In doing so, Rangnick became just the sixth manager from the European nation to take control of a team; a figure that many might actually feel is a little odd given some of the talented managers to have come from Germany in the past. David Wagner is American and not German, therefore not being counted.
The PA news agency via The Independent decided to take a look at how each of the five managers before him has fared and it is clear that there might not be too much to get excited about, unlike when browsing allvideoslots for the best bonus offers possible!
12 matches, won 3, drew 3, lost 6; win percentage 25.0
Felix Magath was a bit of a crazy guy, but he had a record that many would have been impressed with as he won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg. Having been brought in to save Fulham, he failed to do much in the 12 games he had with them in the top flight and was later sacked when they were floundering in the Championship.
233 matches, won 146, drawn 54, lost 33; win percentage 62.7
Perhaps the best German managerial appointment that a club in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp has managed to turn Liverpool back into the force that they once were decades ago. The Reds have consistently challenged in recent years for the Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles, which is why he has become FIFA’s two-time reigning Best men’s coach of the year.
49 matches, won 6, drew 8, lost 35; win percentage 12.2
Unfortunately, Daniel Farke’s Premier League adventure only recently ended after Norwich City decided to sack him, although it could be argued that the top-flight was a little beyond his level. He managed to get the Canaries into England’s elite division on two occasions, but he could never keep them in it.
15 matches, won 1, drew 2, lost 12; win percentage 6.7
Huddersfield Town decided to replace Wagner with Jan Siewert but things were awful for the Terriers in the 15 games he had. His reign was hardly memorable, unless you are a fan of the Yorkshire outfit, as he achieved just four points out of a possible 45 points.
32 matches, won 20, drawn 8, lost 4; win percentage 62.5
When suggesting that Klopp is arguably the best German import to the Premier League in regards to managers, some would argue that Thomas Tuchel is better. The German instantly changed Chelsea around and has managed to turn them into a side that almost everyone will fear going up against. Indeed, he won the UEFA Champions League in the first six months he was at Stamford Bridge and they currently lead the Premier League table in his first full season in charge in west London.
Manchester United are going to be hoping that they get a manager of Klopp or Tuchel’s impact in Rangnick when he arrives. Indeed, his quality is all there, but as other managers have shown, the Premier League can be a different beast at times.