The World Cup has been and gone, and although ‘it’ may not have come home, the big named Premier League players have. With the curtain opener just around the corner, and all players back with their clubs in training, everything is set for the start of the Premier League season.
It is not uncommon for managers to have pressure piled on them by the media, fans, players and just about anybody else who is involved with football. Whether the aim is to avoid relegation, reach European football, or win the Premier League title, each manager has pressure for different reasons. Some managers appear invincible such as Klopp and Guardiola. Others are on tightropes from day one.
With the World Cup and an early transfer window deadline, the Premier League has had one of the shortest off-seasons in recent memory, leaving very little time for managers to prepare for the merry-go-round that is top flight football. As a result, some need to be looking over their shoulder right from the first whistle.
Which bosses will fall short of expectations? Will anyone fail to live up to their predecessor? Who will be first Premier League gaffer to walk through the door, with that juicy pay-packet of failure? Let's have a look...