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Can Arne Slot with Liverpool surpass records of past Dutch managers in the Premier League?

Can Arne Slot with Liverpool surpass records of past Dutch managers in the Premier League?

As Arne Slot prepares to take over at Liverpool on June 1, We look at the record of Dutch managers in the Premier League. We will only be selecting managers who took charge of 50+ games during their spells in charge of a Premier League club.

1. Erik Ten Haag – Manchester United

 

To think that Ten Haag has the best record of dutch managers in the Premier League, despite being the latest to arrive is alarming. His future at Manchester United is uncertain, even though performances and results have improved lately.

Two wins from their last two and a decent performance in the loss to a tentative Arsenal have eased the pressure a bit.

The performances and statistics throughout the course of the campaign have been dire for a club of United’s status.

Despite Ten Haag claiming the underlying numbers don’t matter except the results, the results haven’t been much to look at.

He still however has a win percentage of 53.9, the highest of any Dutch manager in Premier League history.

2. Louis Van Gaal – Manchester United

Van Gaal replaced David Moyes to become the second manager brought in to replace Sir Alex Ferguson. He had the third best win ratio of any permanent Manchester United manager when he was fired.

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Despite managing to win the FA cup in his time at the club, his style of play and results left a lot to be desired. This ultimately led to his dismissal.

He still won enough games to get a win percentage as high as 51.3%, making him second on this list.

3. Ronald Koeman – (Southampton, Everton)

Koeman took over from Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton after the Argentina took the reigns at Tottenham.

He led a Southampton side boasting the likes of Mane and Tadic to a seventh in his first season. Koeman then helped Southampton to their highest league points tally and finish with 63 and 6th respectively.

Everton, impressed by His record, plumped for the Dutchman and it proved to be a good move. He helped Everton qualify for Europe in his first season in charge. The next season however left a lot to be desired as the club struggles to combine Europe and domestic commitment. Everton relieved him off his duties 2 months into the season.

He managed a win percent of 44.7% across 123 games for both clubs. Not bad for the manager of mid table Premier League teams.

4. Ruud Gullit – (Chelsea, Newcastle)

Chelsea hired Ruud Gullit as player-manager to replace Glen Hoddle. The Dutchman was provided with the resources to sign the players that could play how he wanted.

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He led Chelsea to FA cup glory and a sixth place finish before losing his job midway through the next season following a dispute.

Gullit’s next job came at Newcastle in the 1998-99 season, taking them to the FA Cup final.

Another dispute resulting in him leaving out legendary striker Alan shearer from his XI led to his sacking.

Of the 104 games he managed between both clubs, he coughed up a win percentage of 39.4Of the 104 games he managed between both clubs, he coughed up a win percentage of 39.4.

5. Martin Jol – (Spurs, Fulham)

Martin Jol led Tottenham to consecutive fifth-place finishes in the 2004/05 and 2005/06 season.

The following season saw Spurs engaged in a relagation battle and European exit that led to his dismissal. Tottenham boss Daniel Levy fired him Via text in his final game in charge. One of the weirdest sacking in football.

Martin Jol was back with Fulham in the Premier League after four years. He did well in his first season, finishing in 9th just behind Liverpool on goal difference.

The team dropped to 12th the following season and then into a relegation battle the next, leading to his dismissal.

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