The 2013-14 season now sits as a thing of the past, with Manuel Pellegrini left reigning radiantly atop its summit and Manchester City along with him.
But just how attributable is the Citizens' success to their manager? After all, a tactician is nothing without his squad and vice versa, but which Premier League helmsman can be considered the current No. 1?
For example, while Pellegrini's extremely talented City side can now be termed as the finest in the land, Tony Pulis has worked some recent wonders with limited resources at Crystal Palace and Gus Poyet's escape from Sunderland relegation deserves its credit, too.
We've ranked the helmsmen of the English top flight based on form, individual influence on the club and a sample of other factors which we'll dissect ahead.