After a breathtaking Premier League campaign, next season promises to produce even more excitement.
Managerial changes are imminent with David Moyes confirmed to replace the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, the speculation concerning Jose Mourinho’s possible return to Chelsea and the growing doubt regarding Roberto Mancini’s future at Manchester City, with current Málaga manger Manuel Pellegrini being the odds-on favourite to replace him.
David Moyes will be looking to prove his doubters wrong next season by helping Manchester United win their 21st league title, but will he need new faces to do so?
Within days of his appointment, many names were linked with a possible move to United, including two players Moyes knows very well from his time at Everton: Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
It has been well documented that United need a powerful and creative midfielder and Fellaini definitely fits the bill. As for Baines, he has consistently shown just why many football fans regard him as not only the best English left-back but also the best left-back in the league.
We can expect a strong season from Manchester United as always, even without Sir Alex Ferguson.
Well, this summer is certainly going to be interesting for Chelsea fans as they will finally found out Rafael Benitez’s replacement, with many praying for a Jose Mourinho return.
The Special One’s return seems to be looming following a troublesome season at Real Madrid. Rumoured arguments between Mourinho and Real Madrid’s captain Iker Casillas has seen many fans turn against Mourinho, leading him to feel unappreciated and hated in Spain.
Mourinho has been hinting at a return to Chelsea throughout the season and I personally believe he will make a return. So what can we expect from Chelsea next season if Mourinho returns?
During Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, they were hugely successful, winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups and a Community Shield. With Chelsea’s current squad, it’s difficult to understand just how they’re fighting for Champions League football, rather than the Premier League title.
The instability within the club has no doubt cost them, but if Mourinho returns and stays for a while, you can imagine years of domestic domination from the boys in blue.
As for Manchester City, their performances this season have been too inconsistent to regain their Premier League title, with Manchester United clinching their 13th Premier League trophy.
With Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini expected to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini, who can predict just how City will respond with their league performances next season?
What we can predict are new recruits. A variety of names have been linked to City, including Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Ajax’s highly-rated Christian Eriksen.
If Manchester City manage to attract top talent to add to their already quality side, they will certainly be up there challenging for the title with Chelsea and Manchester United.
Although I respect Arsenal and Tottenham as football teams, I can’t see those two teams challenging for the title in the same way as United, City and Chelsea will.
I may be wrong though, but I can assure you that next season has the potential to be the most exciting Premier League campaigns to date.
Personally, I cannot wait until August 2013.
Tell me your predictions for next season in the comment section below.
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