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09 May 2018

Guardiola and Klopp in the RealSport top four managers of the 2017/18 season list

Reuters/Carl Recine

Being a manager in the modern game is no easy task. 

Time - or football - waits for no man. As the stresses, strains and pressures of the game constantly increase, being a gaffer becomes harder and harder each season. 

The 2017/18 campaign has seen teams defying the odds in so many ways: runaway league winners, unexpectedly high finishing positions and relegation avoidance. 

Competing with low budgets, high budgets, and drastically varying player quality, some managers have got the best out of what they've been given.

In no particular order, here are the four standout managers of the 2017/18 Premier League season: