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Former Man City and Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce named most 'average' manager in Premier League history

Stuart Pearce has not managed in the Premier League since 2007. Photo: PA

The average Premier League manager will work in the top flight for less than two and a half years, coaching two different sides and winning only a third of his games.

A study of all 209 bosses in Premier League history, compiled by money-saving site Voucherbox, has delved into the statistics from all 24 seasons.

They discovered the average top flight manager has two jobs spanning 1165 days and will record a win ratio of 30%.

It means that former Man City and Nottingham Forest head coach Stuart Pearce, who registered 32 wins and 26 draws, leaving him with a win ratio of 30.77%, is officially the most 'average' Premier League manager ever.

The study also found that Harry Redknapp has suffered more Premier League defeats (238) followed by Sam Allardyce (181).

While almost 60% of managers only get the chance to take one Premier League job, Harry Redknapp is leading the way with the most jobs in top flight history with six.

Terry Connor failed to win any matches as Wolves caretaker. Credit: PA

Statistically, Terry Connor’s zero wins from 13 games as Wolves caretaker boss is the worst manager the Premier League has ever seen, although Remi Garde’s tenure at Villa sees him holding the worst record for anyone that has managed 20 games or more.

The Frenchman’s woeful return of 10% is closely followed by former Swindon manager John Gorman who won only five out of his 42 games in Swindon’s one and only Premier League season.

Only two Premier League managers in the study, that looked at all permanent and caretaker bosses, have a 100% record, with David Unsworth and Scott Marshall both coaching for one game each and winning their respective matches.

There are also four managers in the ‘zero’ club – Alex Inglethorpe, Graham Rix, David Kerslake and Kevin Bond were all named caretaker managers at their clubs but never took a game.

The study also showed that when it comes to silverware, there are three bosses that dominate, with the stats showing that Ferguson, Wenger and Jose Mourinho have won more major trophies (49) than every other Premier League Manager combined (48).