Arsenal’s six contenders: the tale of the tape

Date published: Friday 29th November 2019 1:52

Arsenal are on the lookout for a new manager after putting Unai Emery out of his misery. A few names have been linked and here is how they measure up…

 

The contenders

Carlo Ancelotti: 60 years old, Napoli
Former clubs: Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich
734 top-flight games, 445 wins, 167 draws, 122 defeats, 1502 total points, 2.05 points per game.

 

Massimiliano Allegri: 52 years old, unattached
Former clubs: Aglianese, SPAL, Grosseto, Sassuolo, Cagliari, AC Milan, Juventus
394 top-flight games, 242 wins, 77 draws, 75 defeats, 803 total points, 2.04 points per game.

 

Brendan Rodgers: 46 years old, Leicester City
Former clubs: Watford, Reading, Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic
281 top-flight games, 165 wins, 61 draws, 55 defeats, 556 total points, 1.98 points per game.

 

Nuno Espirito Santo: 45 years old, Wolves
Former clubs: Rio Ave, Valencia, Porto
197 top-flight games, 89 wins, 55 draws, 53 defeats, 322 total points, 1.63 points per game.

 

Mauricio Pochettino: 47 years old, unattached
Former clubs: Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham
402 top-flight games, 181 wins, 94 draws, 127 defeats, 637 total points, 1.58 points per game.

 

Eddie Howe: 42 years old, Bournemouth
Former clubs: Bournemouth, Burnley
165 top-flight games, 51 wins, 40 draws, 74 defeats, 193 total points, 1.17 points per game.

 

Honours

Carlo Ancelotti
Champions League: 2002–03, 2006–07 (AC Milan), 2013-14 (Real Madrid)
Serie A: 2003–04 (AC Milan)
Premier League: 2009–10 (Chelsea)
Ligue Un: 2012–13 (PSG)
Bundesliga: 2016/17 (Bayern Munich)
Coppa Italia: 2002–03
FA Cup: 2009–10
Copa del Rey: 2013–14
UEFA Super Cup: 2003, 2007 (AC Milan), 2014 (Real Madrid)
FIFA Club World Cup: 2007 (AC Milan), 2014 (Real Madrid)
Supercoppa Italiana: 2004
Community Shield: 2009
DFL Supercup: 2016, 2017 (Bayern Munich)

 

Max Allegri
Serie A: 2010–11 (AC Milan), 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 (Juventus)
Coppa Italia: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 (Juventus)
Supercoppa Italiana: 2011 (AC Milan), 2015, 2018 (Juventus)
Champions League runner-up: 2015, 2017 (Juventus)
Serie C1: 2007–08 (Sassuolo)

 

Brendan Rodgers
EFL Championship play-offs: 2011 (Swansea)
Scottish Premiership: 2016–17, 2017–18 (Celtic)
Scottish Cup: 2016–17, 2017–18 (Celtic)
Scottish League Cup: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 (Celtic)

 

Mauricio Pochettino
Champions League runner-up: 2019 (Spurs)

 

Nuno
EFL Championship: 2017-18 (Wolves)

 

Eddie Howe
EFL Championship: 2014-15 (Bournemouth)

 

Top-flight finishing positions

Carlo Ancelotti
2 (Napoli), 3*, 1 (Bayern Munich), 2, 3 (Real Madrid), 1, 2 (PSG), 2, 1 (Chelsea), 2, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 4 (AC Milan), 2, 2, 6 (Juventus), 6, 2 (Parma)

Max Allegri
1, 1, 1, 1, 1 (Juventus), 11, 3, 2, 1 (Milan), 12, 9 (Cagliari)

Brendan Rodgers
9 (Leicester), 1*, 1, 1, 1 (Celtic), 10*, 6, 2, 7, 11 (Liverpool), 11 (Swansea)

Mauricio Pochettino
14*, 4, 3, 2, 3, 5 (Spurs), 8, 14 (Southampton), 20*, 14, 8, 11, 10 (Espanyol)

Nuno:
7 (Wolves), 2 (Porto), 9*, 4 (Valencia), 11, 7, 14, (Rio Ave)

Eddie Howe
14, 12, 9, 16 (Bournemouth)

* denotes position upon mid-season departure

 

European pedigree

Carlo Ancelotti
Champions League
Winner with AC Milan in 2002–03, 2006–07; with Real Madrid in 2013-14
Finalist with AC Milan in 2004/05
Semi-finals with Bayern Munich in 2017/18; with Real Madrid in 2014/15; with AC Milan in 2005/06; with Juventus in 1998/99
Quarter-finals with Bayern Munich in 2016/17; with PSG in 2012/13; with Chelsea in 2010/11; with AC Milan in 2003/04
Last 16 with Chelsea in 2009/10; AC Milan in 2007/08
Group stage exits with Napoli in 2018/19; Juventus in 2000/01; with Parma in 1997/98

Europa League/UEFA Cup
Semi-finals with AC Milan in 2001/02
Quarter-finals with Napoli in 2018/19
Last 16 with Juventus in 1999/00
3rd round with AC Milan in 2008/09
First round with Parma in 1996/97

 

Max Allegri
Champions League:
Finalist in 2014/15 and 2016/17 with Juventus
Quarter-finals with Juventus in 2018/19 and 2017/18; with Milan in 2011/12
Last 16 with Juventus in 2015/16; with Milan in 2013/14, 2012/13, 2010/11

 

Mauricio Pochettino
Champions League:
Finalist in 2018/19
Last 16 with Spurs in 2017/18
Group stage exit in 2016/17

Europa League:
Last 32 with Spurs in 2016/17, 2014/15
Last 16 with Spurs in 2015/16

 

Brendan Rodgers
Champions League:
Group stage exit with Celtic in 2017/18, 2016/17; Liverpool in 2014/15

Europa League:
Final with Liverpool in 2015/16
Last 32 with Celtic 2018/19, 2017/18; with Liverpool in 2012/13

 

Nuno
Champions League:
Last 16 with Porto in 2016/17
Group stage exit with Valencia in 2015/16

Europa League
Knockout phase with Wolves this season

 

Eddie Howe:
None

 

Five most expensive signings

Max Allegri:
1) Cristiano Ronaldo – £105.30m
2) Gonzalo Higuaín – £81.00m
3) Joao Cancelo – £36.36m
4) Paulo Dybala – £36m
5) Federico Bernardeschi – £36m

Carlo Ancelotti
1) Gareth Bale – £85m
2) James Rodríguez – £67.5m
3) Fernando Torres – £50m
4) Thiago Silva – £37m
5) Corentin Tolisso – £37m

Mauricio Pochettino:
1) Davinson Sánchez – £36m
2) Moussa Sissoko – £31.5m
3) Heung-min Son – £27m
4) Lucas Moura – £25.5m
5) Serge Aurier – £22.5m

Brendan Rodgers
1) Christian Benteke – £41.85m
2) Roberto Firmino – £36.90m
3) Adam Lallana – £27.9m
4) Dejan Lovren – £22.77m
5) Lazar Markovic – £22.50

Nuno:
1) Raul Jimenez – £30m
2) Rodrigo – £27.00m
3) Álvaro Negredo – £25.20m
4) Enzo Pérez – £22.50m
5) Aymen Abdennour – £19.80m

Eddie Howe:
1) Jefferson Lerma – £25m
2) Nathan Ake – £20m
3) Dominic Solanke – £19m
4) Jordon Ibe – £15m
5) Phillip Billing – £15m

 

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