Most Premier League Clubs Managed: Top 14 Journeyman Bosses

Premier League managers come and go. But some managers seem to come and go more than others. Indeed, the Premier League enjoys something of a managerial merry-go-round in which no less than 14 managers have managed four of more Premier League clubs during their career.

Unsurprisingly, Sam Allardyce holds the record for the most Premier League clubs managed with eight. Allardyce has earned a reputation for sterring clubs in danger of relegation to safety, a speciality that has earned him the nickname, “Fireman Sam”.

Most Premier League Clubs Managed

1Sam Allardyce9Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Everton, West Brom, Leeds United
=2Roy Hodgson6Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom, Crystal Palace (twice), Watford
=2Mark Hughes6Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke, Southampton
=4Alan Pardew5West Ham, Charlton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, West Brom 
=4Steve Bruce5Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Newcastle
=4Harry Redknapp5West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Spurs, Queens Park Rangers
=7Graeme Souness4Liverpool, Southampton, Blackburn, Newcastle
=7Rafa Benitez4Liverpool, Chelsea (interim), Newcastle, Everton
=7Ron Atkinson4Aston Villa, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest
=7Chris Hughton4Spurs (interim), Newcastle, Norwich, Brighton, 
=7David Moyes4Everton, Manchester United, Sunderland, West Ham
=7Claudio Ranieri4Chelsea, Leicester, Fulham, Watford
=7Marco Silva4Hull, Watford, Everton, Fulham
=7Neil Warnock4Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace, Cardiff
Last updated 5 May 2023

1. Sam Allardyce – 9 Premier League Clubs Managed

“Big Sam” Allardyce managed eight Premier League clubs – Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Everton, West Brom and Leeds United – between 2001 and 2023. He earned a reputation as a manager who could come into a struggling club and save them from relegation, having only been relegated from the Premier League once, with West Brom in 2021.

2. Roy Hodgson – 6 Premier League Clubs Managed

Roy Hodgson has managed six Premier League clubs – Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom, Crystal Palace and Watford, and was England manager from 2012 to 2016. He was the Premier League Manager of the Month four times between 1997 and 2010, and took unfancied Fulham to the Europa League final in 2010, where they lost out to Atletico Madrid.

3. Mark Hughes – 6 Premier League Clubs Managed

Mark Hughes has managed six clubs in the Premier League – Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke and Southampton. A serial winner as a player with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona, Hughes never won a trophy as a manager with any of the six clubs, and in 2022/23 was in charge of League 2 Bradford City.

How Many Premier League Clubs Has David Moyes Managed?

David Moyes has managed four clubs in the Premier League – Everton, Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham.

How Many Premier League Clubs Has Rafa Benitez Managed?

Rafa Benitez has managed four clubs in the Premier League – Liverpool, Chelsea (as interim manager), Newcastle and Everton.

How Many Premier League Clubs Has Marco Silva Managed?

Marco Silva has managed four Premier League clubs – Hull, Watford, Everton and Fulham.

Has a Manager Ever Won Premier League with Different Clubs?

No manager has ever won the Premier League with two different clubs, although two managers have come close. Jose Mourinho won it with Chelsea in 2005, 2006 and 2015 and finished second as Manchester United manager in 2018, while Claudio Ranieri won it with Leicester in 2016 and finished runner-up with Chelsea in 2004.

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Thomas Smith

Tommy is a freelance writer and editor based in Spain but originally from the north east of Scotland. A former daily newspaper reporter, he is passionate about football, loves cricket and snooker and enjoys watching most sports.

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