Why the Premier League will continue to entertain
Jose Mourinho, Ian Holloway & Paolo Di Canio will illuminate press conferences all season
While we look ahead to the new season and the new potential signings at all clubs we often forget about the managers who have the responsibility of steering their clubs to success.
Excitement is bound to be pumping through the veins of supporters as we look towards some huge Premier League head to heads which will ultimately decide the whereabouts of the 2013/14 Premier League title.
This season has the potential to give us just as much entertainment off the field as on it as we see some of the most charismatic managers parade their own personalities in the full gaze of the media and supporters.
Jose Mourinho needs no introductions as he takes the helm at Chelsea for the second time. He will undoubtedly have a few controversial moments as the top managers try and gain an advantage over their rivals.
Mourinho likes to play mind games but with his rival Sir Alex Ferguson retiring who will now be his target.
It is great to see Ian Holloway back in the Premier League with his Crystal Palace team. Holloway loves a press conference and will always give a frank post-match interview and I don't expect him to change.
His Blackpool side were a breath of fresh air when they were in the Premier League and although Holloway will respect his opposition I don't expect him to bow down to their superiority.
Paolo Di Canio has already revealed his great personality and is unlikely to change. In his brief spell at Sunderland, he has courted controversy and criticism but is always great to watch on the touchline with his gesticulating and passionate celebrations.
His press conferences are rarely dull either. Added to all this is the potential for other managers to get in on the act as the undoubted pressure that the Premier League brings will take its toll.
There have been a lot of change in terms of managers and the likes of David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Mauricio Pellegrini and Mark Hughes will all be under pressure at their new clubs, some more than others.
Hughes is already under pressure before a ball has been kicked as he is viewed by many as not an ideal replacement for Tony Pulis at Stoke City. Moyes and Pellegrini will be battling it out for the Premier League title, of that there is no doubt, and Martinez will have big shoes to fill as he bids to continue Everton's success under Moyes.
Let's not forget those managers who are trying to establish a winning formula at their own clubs. Brendan Rodgers is trying to build a squad capable of breaking into the top four and this season Liverpool will be expected to be more consistent.
Likewise Arsene Wenger will hope to be challenging and capturing silverware after such a barren spell for the North London club. His counterpart at Tottenham, Andres Villas-Boas, will hope to hang on to Gareth Bale if he is going to attract the kind of players that Tottenham need in order to continue their development.
All managers will be under scrutiny throughout the league and for that reason I can see this season being one of the most exciting for many years.
All we need now is for Neil Warnock to make a return to the Premier League and the cast list will be complete!
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