Ranking Manchester City’s Top Managers of the Premier League Era By Their Win Percentage (part 2)

6. Peter Reid – 43.51%

Peter Reid was appointed before the Premier League era as a player-manager but by the end of his tenure in the 1992/93 season he became permanent boss.

In his first season, he led City to the fifth position – just one place above their rival Man Utd. However a big dip in 1994, Reid was promptly fired by the club. 

5. Kevin Keegan – 43.75%

During Keegan’s first season he led City back to the Premier League, winning the First Division title by scoring 108 goals during the season. 

Keegan brought some big stars to Manchester with Nicolas Anelka and Peter Schmeichel and finished highly respectable at ninth place in their first season back in the top flight. In his final season, the Citizens came in eighth in the league, before Keegan stepped down from his role in Manchester. 

4. Mark Hughes – 46.75%

Mark Hughes was the first manager hired by City’s new owners, and was responsible for signing the likes of Robinho, Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta.

Hughes led the team to finish in 10th in his first season, and then was promptly fired after just the team won only two of the last 11 games that he was in charge. 

3. Manuel Pellegrini – 59.88%

Manuel Pellegrini was hired in 2013, succeeding Roberto Mancini, and led the team to win a league and League Cup double in his first season, making him the first manager from outside of Europe to win the Premier League in 2013, and led City to their first ever Champions League semi final in his second season. He stepped down from his position in 2016 and Pep Guardiola replaced his position.

2. Roberto Mancini – 59.16%

The Roberto Mancini era is best known for the dramatic title winning against QPR, as the star Sergio Aguero scored in the last second match to win the Premier League. 

Mancini also got an FA Cup triumph in 2011, before being defeated in the 2013 final by Wigan Athletic. The Italian was promptly fired after this disappointment. 

1. Pep Guardiola – 73.08%

Pep Guardiola’s record is hugely impressive as the Spaniard lost only 22 games out of 156 games in charge.

During his time, the team was brilliant to watch, winning a Premier League title and two League Cups, and could be on course for more.