Premier League Manager of 2015: Spurs boss, Leicester duo & Arsene Wenger nominated by our writers

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At the end of a brilliant, yet turbulent, 12 months as far as the Premier League is concerned, we asked six of our writers to vote for the Premier League Manager of 2015.

First to respond was Jonathan Machlin, who threw his support behind Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Jonathan says: “Arsenal have remained a model of consistency and are just about the only top-tier club that are NOT in total rebuild mode. The FA Cup and Community Shield trophies don’t hurt Wenger’s case either.”


Unsurprisingly, office Gooner Ashley Attlee also gave Mr Wenger his vote, as well as a glowing end-of-year report…

Ash says: “The likes of Ronald Koeman and Claudio Ranieri have been excellent in spells, but no team has been better than Arsenal this calendar year, and that is, in large part, down to the work of Arsene Wenger.”


Never one to follow the crowd, Joe Fish went for Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew

Joe says: “He took over Crystal Palace when they were relegation candidates and he has turned them into outsiders for Champions League qualification.”

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Enigma Ed Dove lives and works by his own set of rules, so he decided to pick two managers – Nigel Pearson and Claudio Ranieri…

Ed says: “I’d give the award jointly the Leicester City duo; Pearson for his bold approach to save the Foxes from the seemingly-inevitable drop, and Ranieri for taking the side to the top of the table. Arguably, Nigel just edges it – he built the foundations of this fine side, and established the winning mentality that Ranieri has perpetuated.”


It seems that Robert Summerscales agreed with Ed – also believing that Pearson was 2015’s top boss, although his argument was slightly different to his colleague’s…

Rob says: “Claudio Ranieri has worked wonders to take little Leicester to the top of the Premier League, but Nigel Pearson started the revolution by guiding the Foxes to seven wins from nine games at the end of last season, after almost everyone had written his side off as certainties for relegation. Pearson is my controversial pick for Manager of the Year. If you disagree, you’re an ostrich!”


Finally, Steve Green threw Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino‘s name into the frame…

Steve says: “I’m tempted to say Claudio Ranieri, but he’s only been here since the summer, so I’ll go for Mauricio Pochettino instead. He’s given Spurs their identity back and made them incredibly hard to beat. And, because of that, Spurs can be considered as genuine title contenders, providing they can avoid a slump.”

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With Wenger and Pearson tied on two votes each, it’s up to you guys to settle it…

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