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5 Premier League Managers Who Are Doing A Really Feckin' Good Job

5 Premier League Managers Who Are Doing A Really Feckin' Good Job
By Mikey Traynor Updated
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All the focus is on managers getting the sack. Jose got it, Louis looks like he's going to get it, but nobody is taking time out to mention that a few managers are doing a bang up job at their clubs.

This season has been mental so far, shock results every week, unlikely title contenders, inconsistency from every "big" team, meanwhile the so called smaller counties clubs are sending their fans home happy week after week.

Here are five bosses we think are bossing it.

Alex Neil

Norwich are in a relegation battle, make no bones about it, but considering his inexperience Alex Neil has done extremely well to give that team a good chance of staying up. On paper, they're the underdog nearly every week, but they have improved greatly since they shipped 6 against Newcastle in October.

The Manchester United result comes on the back of vital points picked up against Everton and Arsenal, Norwich are getting better. Thankfully Neil has found a role for Robbie Brady that has him as the favourite for player of the year, and he allows Wes to operate like the prince he is.

Eddie Howe

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Bournemouth really are a remarkable story. Another team who on paper could easily pass for a Championship side, Eddie Howe's team are putting in impressive performances and earning good results because they are extremely well coached. There's something about Eddie Howe that just makes you trust that he knows whats he's doing. The Bournemouth players are buying it and playing above their level, although perhaps that's harsh as some of them clearly belong at that level.

Surely it's only a matter of time before a more established Premier League club gives Howe a chance, as it would be interesting to see how he would operate with players of a higher profile.

Alan Pardew

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Go on the Pards.

Nobody will be enjoying Alan Pardew's success at Palace more than Alan Pardew. He's taken that Palace side from a very, very bad situation last season and turned them into one of the most consistent sides in the league. Much like Leicester, they're the polar opposite of what they were a year ago.

Pards has his players playing for him, and he is using a system that best utilises their blisteringly quick wingers Zaha and Bolasie, so much so that it doesn't really matter who plays up front for them and they can still get results.

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Claudio Ranieri

Holy shit. Leicester are irresistible right now. A man known for his perceived fondness of rotation, Claudio Ranieri will probably have Leicester City playing in the Champions League next season.

He's found an incredible balance at that side. He's brought the absolute best out of Christian Fuchs, Ngolo Kanté, Marc Albrighton, and of course arguably the two best players in the league right now in Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Think about it, how often do we say that the voting for Player Of The Year is far too focused on the first-half of the season? If that trend continues then these two will be battling each other for that prize.

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Quique Sánchez Flores

Watford are in 7th at the time of writing, a point off of 4th place. Where did that come from? Ok, the goals of Odion Ighalo are where many of their points have come from, but the former Real Madrid player has built an extremely tidy side over there.

Troy Deeney, who for the life of me I cannot figure out if he is really fat or not, leads another promoted side that would have been written off in the early stages of the season as not having enough quality, yet they are currently in a European spot. Of course their goal has to be avoiding relegation alone, but they are doing far better than many thought they would.

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