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Premier League teams often like to sack their managers but despite this heavy turnover of bosses going in and out of clubs, there are still a number of managers who have yet to test their luck in the top tier of English football.
There are hundreds and thousands of other managers out there in the world who could all be chosen for top Premier League jobs and a lot of them often get overlooked. There are a few dozen in the Football League who are often snubbed, while there are also former players looking for their first job in the game who are ignored.
In addition, there are also several top class managers from overseas who, although they have managed top teams in countries like Spain, Italy, France and Germany, have yet to try their hand at managing a top English side.
In this list, we’ll be looking at ten managers who have yet to manage in the Premier League, whether they are from the Football League, are currently out of a job, are a former player or are from overseas, who deserve a chance in England’s top league and haven’t had it yet.
Here we go…
Last Club – Birmingham
The former Burton and Birmingham manager is an Englishman who no doubt deserves his shot at the big time. He worked wonders with Burton, keeping them challenging in the Play-Offs in League 2 before moving on to Birmingham to continue his fine work as a manager.
At the club, he managed to guide them from the abyss of the Championship mid-table into consistent top six challengers. He continued to help the side challenge for a promotion spot against the odds and his managerial stock continued to rise and rise. That is until, oddly, he was sacked by the club in December 2016. This despite the club being, once again, right up near the top six.
Rowett was linked with the vacant post at Hull until they appointed Marco Silva, with many questioning the deicison to overlook Rowett. He was certainly proven in English football, whereas Silva was not and yet Hull went for the Portuguese boss.
Rowett currently finds himself without a club but with his statistics and record so far, he probably won’t be looking for a new club for too long.
Potential EPL side to manage – West Ham or Bournemouth. If Bournemouth ever lost Eddie Howe, Rowett could certainly do a job with the Cherries, while further up the league West Ham could gamble on the former Birmingham man who could do a job with the current crop of players at the Hammers. He is though being linked heavily with a move to manage Nottingham Forest.