Eddie Howe has been ranked in second place behind Sir Alex Ferguson in a BBC manager's league table.
BBC Sport has ranked all league managers based on their performance this season.
The Cherries boss has inspired a change in fortunes for the Dorset side - after a dismal start under Paul Groves.
Howe has been in charge of the Cherries for 19 games, only losing once. Bournemouth have gone from relegation candidates to promotion chasers under Howe - and have attracted a host of impressive players.
The BBC's table give Howe 2.27 points per game, with Ferguson on 2.48 points per game.
Roberto Manchini is in fourth place with 2.12 points per game while Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked by Chelsea, comes in on two points per game in eighth place.
Paul Groves' stint at Bournemouth has him ranked in 110th place out of 122 - with 0.8 points per game.
Mark Robson is bottom of the pile, with his spell at Barnet registering 0.27 points per game.