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Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2019-20

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Monday, 10th February, 2020

The Most Stylish Football Managers

Who is the best dressed manager in football?

From tracksuit managers to the suited and booted, there’s a lot of style and fashion in the dugout and on the touchline these days.

With the money in football, there’s no reason why the managers shouldn’t be looking their best and dressing the part.

The Premier League 2019-20 season is here, and there’s been some stylish management movements, with Frank Lampard being in charge of Chelsea, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer beginning his first full season as Man United boss.

There’s also the three promoted teams, Norwich, Aston Villa and Sheffield United entering the most stylish managers contest.

So in no particular order, here’s the best dressed managers in the Premier League, and what I love about their style.

Pep Guardiola


Club: Manchester City
Nationality: Spanish
Age: 48
Club Sponsor: Puma

Josep “Pep” Guardiola has been a stylish figure no matter what club he’s been at. From Barcelona to Bayern and now Man City, he can pull off the suit and shirt, knit and tie combinations so well, and is partial to brown shoes.

He’s also been known to go casual with check or short sleeve shirts and trainers, and still maintains a very smart managerial look.

Last season he wore an infamous cardigan which was sold for charity, will his fashion be another talking point this season?

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Jose Mourinho

Best Dressed Manager - Jose Mourinho

Club: Tottenham
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 57
Club Sponsor: Nike

Jose Mourinho hasn’t been out of management for too long, and he’s now back at Tottenham. Jose is always stylish, often seen in suits on the touchline, although he’s no stranger to a bit of smart casual and sportswear too.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Style

Club: Manchester United
Nationality: Norwegian 
Age: 46
Club Sponsor: Adidas

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer began life as the Man United manager around half way through last season, on a temporary basis, and was then handed the full time job. This will be his first full season as Man United boss, how will the baby faced assassin do? His style is a mix of suit and tie with the light Adidas jacket, to cope with the Manchester rain.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard Style

Club: Chelsea
Nationality: English
Age: 41
Club Sponsor: Nike

Chelsea man Frank Lampard takes over from Sarri, with the Italian only lasting one season. The ex-Chelsea player and new manager will have a tough task, with a transfer ban to deal with, as well as big expectations. Swapping his old Chelsea shirt for a fine cut of a suit, how will it work out for him at Chelsea?

Jurgen Klopp


Club: Liverpool
Nationality: German
Age: 52
Club Sponsor: New Balance

If you’re running up and down the touchline like a madman, a tailored suit will not do. Jurgen Klopp defines the tracksuit manager and has always been like one of the fans at the clubs he’s managed, which is perfect for Liverpool.

He has been known to wear a suit, but that’s rather rare.


Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta - Best Dressed Football Managers

Club: Arsenal
Nationality: Spanish
Age: 37
Team Sponsor: Adidas

The former assistant to Pep Guardiola at Man City, Mikel Arteta returned to Arsenal as a manager part way through the 2019-20 season. It’s too early to tell if he’s learned anything under Pep, but his smart casual style is definitely similar to the City manager.

Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce Style

Club: Newcastle United
Nationality: English
Age: 58
Club Sponsor: Puma

The Toon have a new man in the dug out, and he’s the 2nd most unpopular man in Newcastle, behind you know who. Will he get a Brucie Bonus? Who knows. His style ranges from suits to tracksuits, time will tell if his managerial style will pay off for Newcastle.

Best Of The Rest – Premier League Managers

He’s the rest of the current managers in the Premier League who’s style you’ll be able to see this season.

Dean Smith, Eddie Howe & Sean Dyche Style

Dean Smith: 48 Years Old, English, Manager Of Aston Villa

Eddie Howe: 41 Years Old, English, Manager Of Bournemouth

Sean Dyche: 48 Years Old, English Manager Of Burnley

Brenden Rogers Carlo Ancelotti Chris Wilder

Brendan Rodgers: 56 Years Old, Northern Irish, Manager Of Leicester

Carlo Ancelotti: 60 Years Old, Italian, Manager Of Everton

Chris Wilder: 51 Years Old, English, Manager Of Sheffield United

Roy Hodgson Daniel Farke Hassanhuttl fashion

Ralph Hasenhüttl: 51 Years Old, Austria, Manager Of Southampton

Roy Hodgson: 53 Years Old, English, Manager Of Crystal Palace

Daniel Farke: 42 Years Old, German, Manager Of Norwich

Nigel Pearson David Moyes And Nuno Espirito Santo

Nigel Pearson: 56 Years Old, English, Manager Of Watford

David Moyes: 56 Years Old, Scottish, Manager Of West Ham

Nuno Santo: 44 Years Old, Portuguese, Manager of Wolves

Graham Potter Manager Style

Graham Potter: 44 Years Old, English, Manager Of Brighton

Other Well Dressed Football Managers From Around The World

Diego Simeone

Club: Atletico Madrid
Nationality: Argentinian
Age: 49
Club Sponsor: Nike

Have you ever seen Diego Simeone without an all black suit and tie? Probably not. This is his trademark style and has been for a number of years. He’s got it to a T, and I think it’s possibly the best signature style of all managers.

Joachim Low


Team: Germany
Nationality: German
Age: 59
Sponsor: Adidas (Hugo Boss Tailoring)

How can I forget one of the most stylish men in football? Well I haven’t! Jogi Low does it all. From an over-the-head sweatshirt to smart suit with knit, or just a crisp shirt, he always looks the part. It’s little wonder that the German coaches and himself got the nickname “The Boyband” with all their impeccable, co-ordinated style.


And there you have it, the best dressed football managers of the season. Who gets your vote? You can also check out the best dressed football pundits, and see how the boys in the studio compare to the men on the touchline.

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Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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