Ossie Ardiles succeeded Lou Macari back in the summer of 1989 and also in this countdown, as we enter the top five Swindon Town managers.
The small and smiling Argentinian became Swindon’s first manager from outside of the home nations with the task of building upon Lou’s meteoric rise up the league. Attracting Ossie was a significant coup. Only five years previous Town finished within ten points of facing re-election to stay in Division Four, yet now could count on a World Cup winner and creative linchpin for Spurs, as a first promotion to the top flight was the objective. The contrast couldn’t be greater.