In a Premier League of managers, Howe would be Europe-bound, while Lampard would be down…or out

Planet Sport reconfigures the 2021/22 Premier League table based on managers rather than teams and it makes encouraging reading for Newcastle fans. Everton supporters not so much.

When 'shortest managerial reigns' starts trending straight after a 5-0 defeat to Tottenham you know you're in trouble. Frank Lampard is just five games into his Everton tenure but already the knives are being sharpened, with four defeats in that time leaving the Toffees precariously perched just one point above the drop zone.

Three points from those five games give the former Chelsea boss a points-per-game average of 0.6, which if replicated over the course of a Premier League season would see the Toffees finish around the 23-point mark - nowhere near enough to survive.

It also places him 24th in our table of the 27 managers who have been at the helm in the top flight this season (we're not including Jess Marsch just yet, that would be incredibly harsh).

All three managers below him are no longer in charge of top-flight clubs, though Steve Bruce's winless eight matches in charge of Newcastle did secure him a job at West Brom in the Championship.

And Lampard is now as short as 6/1 to be the next Premier League manager to depart their post.

2021/22 Premier League of Managers

    GP W D L GF GA Pts PPG
1 Pep Guardiola (Man City) 28 22 3 3 68 18 69 2.46
2 Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) 27 19 6 2 71 20 63 2.33
3 Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) 26 15 8 3 53 18 53 2.04
4 Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) 25 15 3 7 41 29 48 1.92
5 Antonio Conte (Spurs) 16 9 3 4 31 16 30 1.88
6 Ralf Rangnick (Man Utd) 14 7 5 2 21 14 26 1.86
7 David Moyes (West Ham) 28 13 6 9 46 35 45 1.61
8 Eddie Howe (Newcastle) 14 6 4 4 15 19 22 1.57
9 Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) 15 7 2 6 23 17 23 1.53
10 Nuno Espirito Santo (Spurs) 10 5 0 5 9 16 15 1.5
11 Bruno Lage (Wolves) 27 12 4 11 24 33 40 1.48
12 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man Utd) 12 5 2 5 20 21 17 1.42
13 Brendan Rodgers (Leicester) 25 9 6 10 40 43 33 1.32
14 Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) 27 8 11 8 34 41 35 1.3
15  Graham Potter (Brighton) 27 7 12 8 26 32 33 1.22
16  Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace) 28 7 12 9 39 38 33 1.18
17  Xisco Munoz (Watford)  7 2 1 4 7 10 7 1
18  Rafael Benitez (Everton)  19 5 4 10 24 34 19 1
19  Thomas Frank (Brentford)  28 7 6 15 30 45 27 0.96
20  Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds)  26 5 8 13 29 60 23 0.88
21 Dean Smith (Norwich/Aston Villa) 27 6 4 17 25 52 22 0.81
22 Sean Dyche (Burnley) 26 3 12 11 22 36 21 0.8
23 Roy Hodgson (Watford) 7 1 2 4 4 10 5 0.71
24 Frank Lampard (Everton) 5 1 0 4 4 11 3 0.6
25 Claudio Ranieri (Watford) 13 2 1 10 16 30 7 0.54
26 Daniel Farke (Norwich) 11 1 2 8 5 26 5 0.45
27 Steve Bruce (Newcastle) 8 0 3 5 10 19 3 0.38

For comparison, predecessor Rafael Benitez picked up exactly a point a game while at Goodison Park, an average Everton fans would now gladly grab with both hands if they were guaranteed to end the season with it.

Another manager to have been chugging along at a point a game was Xisco Munoz at Watford (17th), who was nevertheless relieved of his duties to be followed by Claudio Ranieri (0.54ppg) and Roy Hodgson (0.71ppg).

However, one managerial change that has definitely worked out for the better is the appointment of Eddie Howe at Newcastle.

The Magpies picked up just three points from their opening eight games under Steve Bruce but now have 22 in 14 under Howe, a figure which places the former Bournemouth boss an impressive eighth in our table.

Eddie Howe and Chris Wood Newcastle Mar22

Antonio Conte's arrival at Tottenham has also had a positive effect, though on a much smaller scale. Averaging 1.5 points per game under Nuno Espirito Santo, Spurs have picked up 1.88 points per game under Conte, putting him fifth in our league table of managers.

And, despite what Manchester United fans might tell you, Ralf Rangnick has also been an improvement on Ole Gunnar Solskaer at Old Trafford, with the interim manager sitting sixth in our table. Solskjaer is down in 12th.

Not surprisingly the top four managers are also the ones in charge of the Premier League's top four, with Pep Guardiola leading the way with an average of 2.46 points per game.

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