Depending on your criteria, electing a manager of the season can be an arduous task.
Trophies matter; survival matters; entertainment matters: a lot matters!
And can it be surprising? It is the managers who take the spotlight. It is they who take the plaudits for a win but who face the flak for a loss.
So from record-breaking wins to unthinkable survival, who comes out on top now the dust has settled on the 2017/18 Premier League season?
Here is the RealSport top 5 managers of the Premier League season.