The English Premier League’s retinue of famous managers took to the sidelines once again this past weekend in an effort to cajole their teams to victory. If the Klopps and Mourinhos of the world aren’t there to bellow instructions and gesticulate wildly, how can their teams earn the points that will be needed to win them a title at the end of the year? They can’t, and you know it.
So with Jose, Jurgen, Pep, Arsene, Mauricio, and Antonio again in the spotlight, we’ve rounded up some of the best images of each as part of our ongoing series highlighting the English game’s Cult of the Manager. Jose and his boys failed to best a team called “the Potters”, Jurgen’s men sealed Francesco Guidolin’s fate at Swansea, Antonio’s boys took care of Hull, Arsenal and the Gunners just managed to beat Burnles, and Mauricio’s cockerels surprised everyone by besting Pep’s previously unbestable squad.
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Jurgen Klopp and his staff ponder just how low those low cost vans might actually be.
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Jurgen fist-pumping in the wild in one of nature's greatest sights.
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This is Jose Mourinho listening to Ander Herrera try to explain what happened in Mr. Robot this season. We don't know either, Ander.
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Jose tries to hail a cab on the pitch at Old Trafford as one is wont to do when you've drawn with Stoke at home.
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Pep Guardiola knows something you don't know. Namely, how to coach a world class football team.
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Pep takes time out to give John Stones instructions on how to use the pointing finger emoji.
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Who is ready to give Man City their first loss of the season? Mauricio is!
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True fact: The average Premier League photog takes 8,321 images of managers yelling in a given year. It's Britain's number one export.
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Arsene Wenger and his incredible wingspan!
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Is he pointing with his middle finger? That Wenger, always innovating.