The nationality of every Premier League-winning manager as we await the first English winner

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A total of 11 managers have won the Premier League since it was formed 30 years ago.

Manchester United are the most successful team with 13 league titles while Manchester City are in second place with six and Chelsea slide into third place with four triumphs. Below, we take a look at the nationality of the managers to lift the title since 1995.

Scotland - 14

There are no surprises as to why Scotland are top. Sir Alex Ferguson is the most decorated manager in Premier League history with 13 league titles from his near 27-year tenure.

Ferguson was involved in some of the most famous title races in English football with Kevin Keegan, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

He retired after 2012/13 and left on top by winning the Premier League. Since his departure, Man United have not won another title.

Sir Alex Ferguson is the most decorated manager in English history
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most decorated manager in English history

The other Scot to have won the Premier League is Kenny Daglish. As Liverpool boss, 'King' Kenny won three league titles when it was known as the First Division. In 1991, he took charge of Blackburn Rovers and guided them to the First Division in his first season as manager. Owner Jack Walker heavily invested in the club and by 1995, under Dalglish and a team that consisted of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Blackburn won the Premier League. He became just the fourth manager to win top flight titles with two different teams after Tom Watson, Herbert Chapman and Brian Clough.

Italy - 4

Carlo Ancelotti won Chelsea their third Premier League title in 2009/10 with 86 points.

His side pipped Manchester United by one point and it was Didier Drogba who inspired the Blues with 29 goals. Roberto Mancini became the second Italian manager to win the Premier League in 2011/21 for Manchester City - and did it in dramatic fashion too. Sergio Aguero scored a 94th minute winner against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season to deny Manchester United the title. It was Man City's first top flight title since 1968.

Sergio Aguero goal vs QPR, 2012
Sergio Aguero goal vs QPR, 2012

Claudio Ranieri is the most memorable winner from possibly all 12 managers to have lifted the trophy. His appointment by Leicester City in 2015/16 was met with an underwhelming reaction, especially by club legend Gary Lineker. However, Ranieri produced one of the best achievements in sporting history by somehow guiding Leicester to Premier League glory. Prior to the season beginning, they were 5,000/1 to win the league by bookmakers. Antonio Conte is the fourth and final Italian to win the title and he did it the following season with Chelsea. The former Juventus boss won the title in his first season and picked up 93 points, seven points more than second place Tottenham.

Spain - 4

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with-2021/22 Premier League trophy
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with-2021/22 Premier League trophy

Pep Guardiola has won all four titles for Spain as Manchester City manager but his first season in 2016/17 did not go as planned with the club finishing fourth.

However, Guardiola has since won the league in four of his last five seasons. In two of them, including 2021/22, Guardiola's side have beat Liverpool to the title by one point.

France - 3

Arsene Wenger won three league titles at Arsenal in 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04. It was the last title that was possibly the most impressive with his Arsenal side going unbeaten throughout the whole season. The Gunners - later nicknamed the Invincibles - won 26 games and drew 12 games.

Portugal - 3

Jose Mourinho backed up his claim of being the Special One during his time at Chelsea.

The Roma boss - who also worked at Manchester United - won successive titles in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2014/15 in his second spell.

Germany - 1

Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool
Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

In 2019/20, Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to their first top flight title in 30 years. The Reds finished on 99 points and it was even more special considering they missed out on the Premier League in 2018/19 with 97 points.

Chile - 1

Manuel Pellegrini won the 2013/14 title with Manchester City although they were helped by a late collapse by Steven Gerrard's Liverpool. A loss and a draw in their final three games saw Liverpool lose the title with City winning their final five games. Interestingly, City spent just 14 days of the season in first place.

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