I am way behind in cross posting my material to my own blog, so this update is nearly two weeks in coming. Over at the Transfer Price Index blog I posted an update to the all-time manager over and under performance versus the m£XIR model that integrates the managers' performances during the 2011/12 season. In addition to an overall ranking I also provide the first post-Abramovich ranking to study to identify who's out performed the model in the "financial doping era" of the league.
Some of the biggest changes from the 2010/11 ranking include:
- Kenny Dalglish falls out of the elite Top 10% of managers with last year's performance at Liverpool. His record is actually to financial expectations if his pre-Abramovich record is excluded and only his Liverpool-era management statistics are used.
- Roberto Mancini's championship with Manchester City earned him enough points to move him into the top three managers of all time. In the post-Abramovich era he ranks fourth overall.
- Claudio Ranieri's single season with Chelsea in the post-Abramovich era is good enough to give him the top overall spot of all managers who have overseen at least 38 matches since the 2003/04 season.
- Arsene Wenger is worth an average of 18 points a season to Arsenal in the post-Abramovich era, and last season he outperformed the m£XIR model by 14 points.