No way Jose

02 June 2017

Totaljobs has produced the Boot Room to Boardroom Index, establishing a league table of Premier League managers by asking the UK workforce what qualities make for a good and bad manager, and which characteristics they associate with a series of famous football managers.

Following the end of the domestic football season and ahead of the inevitable managerial merry-go-round, new research has revealed which football manager the UK's workforce would most like running their office on a day-to-day basis.

  • Jose Mourinho finished last in 20th place – the only manager who's negative characteristics outweighed the positives

  • Antonio Conte was the manager workers most wanted in their workplace – fresh from winning the Premier League, his success, passion and ambition saw the Italian come out on top

  • Four of the bottom 5 managers have previously managed England – the poisoned chalice means Sven Goran Erikson and Sam Allardyce are relegated. Roy Hodgson and Fabio Capello survive the drop by the skin of their teeth

  • Claudio Ranieri was a close second – despite being out of work at the moment, taking Leicester City to the Premier League title clearly resonated closely with the public

  • Gareth Southgate is a surprising fourth place – his humble nature and loyalty proving popular in an everyday work environment.

See the full ‘Bootroom to Boardroom’ league table from Totaljobs.