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Premier League Managers Preview 2020

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A team’s organization, formation, intensity, etc. are all controllable factors that mostly decide the game’s outcome. This responsibility is often given to a person who has the right footballing brain and can handle the pressure of managing a club at the very top level with heaps of expectations on his shoulders. The Manager of a football club is a deciding factor in a football club’s progress. Let’s see the different Managers of the toughest League in the world – The Premier League.

1. Arsenal
Manager – Mikel Arteta (since 2019)
Spanish manager Mikel Arteta was appointed as Arsenal’s Manager after Unai Emery was sacked from the club following disappointing performances. Being an assistant coach to one of the best managers of all time – Pep Guardiola at Man City, Mikel has gained a lot of coaching experience. It has already helped the team win the FA Cup trophy against Chelsea and this year’s Community Shield against last year’s premier league champions Liverpool. 

2. Aston Villa
Manager – Dean Smith (since 2018)
After helping the team gain promotion to the Premier League in 2019, Dean Smith has successfully escaped the relegation Battle of last season on the last day of the League and made sure the Villans will play this year’s Premier League season as well. Some of the promising displays showed by his team give them hope of doing better than last season in the 2020/2021 Premier League season. 

3. Brighton
Manager – Graham Potter (since 2019)
The Sea Gulls Manager did some good work last season in securing another Premier League season for the team as they look to better their position in the next season. He’ll look forward to this season after signing Liverpool Midfielder Adam Lallana this year to make a difference. 

4. Burnley
Manager – Sean Dyches (since 2012)
The longest-serving Manager in the League right now, Sean Dyche has built a pretty strong and resilient Burnley side with the facilities and options he has got. His men are never afraid of the big teams and fight till the very end for each and every point. Sean managed to help the club finish in the top half last year and would like to take forward the progress into the new season.

5. Chelsea
Manager – Frank Lampard (Since 2019)
This time Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is serving his club yet again but from the technical area of the pitch and has done pretty well in his maiden managerial season at Chelsea. He had to put his trust on the youth of the club because of a two-window transfer ban on the team and helped to promote talented youngsters like Tomori, Mount, Reece James, etc.. He even helped the team secure a champions league spot, which was pivotal for a club like theirs. This summer, with 7 signings, they have compensated for the lost time and will look to attack next season. 

6. Crystal Palace
Manager – Roy Hodgson (since 2017)
After finishing 14th in the League last year, Manager Roy Hodgson will be looking to improve his team’s performances in the next season. He will again put his trust on key player Wilfred Zaha to produce some more magic of his like he did last year to help the team finish in the top half of the table that hasn’t been possible under his management yet. 

7. Everton
Manager – Carlo Ancelloti (since 2019)
Carlo Ancelloti is one of the best managers in world football. He has decided to sprinkle some of the stardust on the Everton team by bringing in world class players like Allan from Napoli and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. He has already won so many titles in his career and would try to help Everton reach the European places after a long time with the stars he has given to the club. 

8. Fulham
Manager – Scott Parker (since 2019)
After being appointed as the full-time Manager from the position of Caretaker Manager last season, Scott Parker won promotion to the League by winning the playoffs and is looking forward to a tough Premier League job and would love to ensure survival for another season confirmed under him this time. 

9. Leeds United
Manager – Marcelo Bielsa (since 2018)
After being appointed as Leeds Manager in 2018, He was brought to the club to help the club return to the Premier League after a long time. With his effective management method, Bielsa delivered in 2019 by winning the Championship and gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League this season. The Argentinian is considered one of the best at his job and will hope to continue to do so in this year’s premier league campaign. 

10. Leicester City
Manager – Brendan Rodgers (since 2019)
Brendan Rodgers and his team were off to a great season last year after winning many unexpected games and climbing to third place in the League. Still, injuries and suspensions caused them to drop points consistently. They missed the chance to secure Champions League football on the last day of the season after a defeat to Manchester United. Brendan Rodgers is still looking for new faces to add to his players’ list as he thinks the Leicester needs to be big for them to compete with full confidence till the end. 

11. Liverpool
Manager – Jurgen Klopp (since 2015)
He promised the Kop that he will deliver trophies for the club and did so in style by winning the Champions League and the Premier League for the club and that too in dominant fashion. Jurgen Klopp and his men in red will be looking to defend their title this season successfully. Competition seems to have increased by other clubs signing important players to their squad and Liverpool deciding to stick to their previous year’s team. 

12. Manchester City
Manager – Pep Guardiola (since 2016)
One of the best, if not the best managers in the world, Pep Guardiola has transformed Man City into world beaters and aims to win every single trophy each and every year. After a disappointing Premier League campaign last year, in which they got beat nine times, they have again invested in defensive signings, bolstered the attack too for the new season, and would love to win the title this year. 

13. Manchester United
Manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (since 2019)
Former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to instill the United way back into the club and has done well in his first full season with United by securing 3rd place, i.e. Champions league football and reaching 3 semifinals last year. The only thing left for him is to finally put his hands on some silverware this season, which looks like a good possibility given their rise from last year. 

14. Newcastle United
Manager – Steve Bruce (since 2019)
With limited resources available to him, Newcastle Manager Steve Bruce has done well in his first season as Newcastle Manager to earn them a 13th place finish in the League and avoid relegation comfortably last year. This year, with signings like Callum Wilson, he would be looking to scoring more goals this year to achieve a top-half finish in the League.

15. Sheffield United
Manager – Chris Wilder (since 2016)
After a fantastic comeback to the Premier League with a 9th place finish last season, Chris Wilder and his side will find it hard to replicate the team’s performances from last year, and he admitted this himself. The performances won’t be far from the last years, and Chris would be looking forward to another good season for the blades this year. 

16. Southampton
Manager – Ralph Hassenhuttl (since 2018)
The Austrian Manager did some solid work with the team last season as they delivered some upsets and finally managed to finish 11th in the League, exceeding everyone’s expectations. They will be looking to work hard in the new season and finish in the table’s top half. 

17. Tottenham
Manager – Jose Mourinho (since 2019)
Taking Charge from the middle of the season last year, Jose Mourinho, who is considered one of the best managers in world football and has won trophies with every club he has been with, was given a team down in morale and not delivering results. He managed to turn the situation around by bringing them up in the League and restoring their confidence. His first full season with the team will be looked into carefully as he has won a trophy in every club’s second season with him. 

18. West Bromwich Albion F.C.
Manager – Slaven Bilic (Since 2019)
After getting the Premier League promotion, Slaven Bilic is trusted to do well, and the Hawthorns will be brimming with excitement as they will be looking to attack the League with full confidence and avoid relegation this time. 

19. West Ham
Manager – David Moyes (since 2019)
Former Man United and Everton Manager David Moyes successfully avoided relegation last year with the hammers after delivering good performances since the restart. With more resources available to him, he is confident he would finish much higher than previous year.

20. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manager – Nuno Espirito Santo (Since 2017)
After achieving promotion in 2018, Nuno has transformed the club with his to the point recruitment. He has helped the team finish 7th in both their seasons back to the Premier League. They are proving to be a dangerous side in the League and could even fight for the top 6 next season by playing exciting football for the fans. 

Written By
Shashwat Nishant 

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