5) Alan Pardew
After Roy Hodgson’s disastrous spell with the national side ended in France this summer, Alan Pardew was tipped to be the next England manager. Sam Allardyce eventually replaced the former Liverpool manager but Pardew was high up on the shortlist. This says a lot about Pardew’s brilliance as manager. His time at Newcastle came to a disappointing end, however, he did gave the fans some joy against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. When Chelsea came to Saint James’ Park in 2014-15 season, they were on a 14 game unbeaten run and were the clear favourites. However, Pardew’s men gave a stellar performance totally outplaying Mourinho’s side. They won 2-1 but the score line does not show the kind of performance Newcastle gave. Mourinho has so far faced 2 defeats in 3 games against Pardew’s sides.