Premier League's five German managers ranked from Chelsea's Tuchel to flop Siewerth as Rangnick agrees Man Utd job
RALF RANGNICK is set to become the sixth German manager to lead a team in the Premier League when he takes over at Manchester United.
The former RB Leipzig and Schalke boss will sign a six-month deal until the end of the season.
But will he be an instant hit like two of his compatriots or a flop like the rest?
SunSport ranks the five German managers ahead of Rangnick's arrival at Old Trafford…
5. JAN SIEWERT
Things started badly for Siewert when Sky mistook Martin from Wakefield for the incoming Huddersfield boss, who was replacing German-American David Wagner in 2019 (who registers as American officially).
And it did not get a whole lot better for the former Borussia Dortmund II boss, with a rubbish record of one win, two draws and 12 defeats.
That equated to a paltry 0.3 points per game from his 15 in charge as the Terriers went down.
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4. DANIEL FARKE
Only one German gaffer has managed more Premier League matches than Farke's 49.
Unfortunately for Farke, only six of those were wins – 12.5 per cent – including one this season, his last game, away at Brentford.
His return of 0.5 points per game resulted in one relegation in 2019-20 and then his recent sacking.
3. FELIX MAGATH
At just one point-per-game, somehow eccentric Magath is the third-best German manager in Premier League history.
He managed three wins and three draws from his 12 matches in charge at Fulham in 2014, going down and then starting the Championship season with four defeats before his axe.
But the most memorable part of his Craven Cottage tenure was telling captain Brede Hangeland to defy the doctor's recovery plan and instead treat a thigh injury by placing CHEESE on the sore spot. Crackers.
2. JURGEN KLOPP
That's right. Klopp, the only German to lift the Premier League, is not the No1.
The grinning Liverpool boss has been a soaring success since his Anfield appointment in 2015.
Klopp made the Reds European and world champions – but crucially the big one he achieved was making them English champions for the first time in 30 years.
And it's not a bad record for him, either – 145 wins, 54 draws, 33 defeats at a win rate of 62.5 per cent and 2.1 points per game.
1. THOMAS TUCHEL
But top of the pile is the current Chelsea chief, Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot seat in January.
He may have taken charge of 201 makes fewer than his fellow ex-Dortmund boss but Tuchel's 2.2 points-per-game return and 64.5 per cent win rate from his 31 matches are the best of the lot.
The breakdown is 20 wins, seven draws and just four defeats from his 31 matches – and he will be hoping to extend that record against the Red Devils on Sunday.
And like Klopp, he also delivered Champions League glory. Gut erledigt.
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