The English Premier League is full of great managers of various pedigree and technical abilities.
Undoubtedly the managers play a vital role in the display by any team in the Premier League during the season.
Though the manager alone does not determine the productivity of his team, the technical prowess of the manager does to a great extent affect the display of any team.
This article takes a look at five managers of Premier League clubs who are expected to set the league on fire and take the fight for the top four spots to a higher pedestal this campaign.
1. Jose Mourinho, Chelsea
The Portuguese tactician made a dramatic return to Chelsea after much speculations about him returning to the club he left under controversial circumstances in 2007.
Mourinho brought lots of drama to the Premier League during his first stint at Chelsea, winning the Premier League in his debut season for Chelsea.
Mourinho is definitely ready to replicate that feat for Chelsea this time around and amass more silverware for the club he claims to love with his heart.
We'll be seeing Chelsea pushing for a place on the top and contend for the title as well as other trophies this season.
Mourinho is sure ready to crush any opponent on his way, employing his trademark mind games and other gimmicks on and of the field of play.
2. Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini arrived Manchester City from La Liga side Malaga with an enviable record, having guided the Spanish club to a top four spot in his first season and thus qualify for the Champions League for the first time in the club's history.
Manchester City meanwhile, missed out on the Premier League title last season after a string of poor results during the season, leading to the exit of Roberto Mancini at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Pellegrini comes in with lots of expectations on his shoulder. City's owners are desperate for more silverware thus there'll be little room for lapses.
They would be hoping Pellegrini can reenact his transformation at Malaga and revamp the star-studded City team to push once more for the Premier League title and other trophies this term.
3. David Moyes, Manchester United
David Moyes arrived Old Trafford to take over an already established team still fresh from winning the Premier League. He stepped into the lofty shoes of Sir Alex Ferguson and is expected to continue where the veteran United boss left off.
United will be looking to retain the league title again and push on for more silverware with Moyes is expected to map out the strategy to achieve that.
United supporters count on Moyes to retain the solid structure already put in place by Sir Alex and ultimately maintain United's dominance in the Premiership.
4. Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham
The Portuguese tactician has transformed the way Tottenham Hotspur play since joining them after being sacked by London rivals Chelsea.
Spurs now play a far more fluid attacking minded way and despite narrowly missed out on finishing among the top four teams last season the addition they have made this summer means they have a great chance of reaching the top four finish this time around.
They've commenced this season on a good note even without their star player, Gareth Bale, showing Villas-Boas did not build his team around a particular player.
This season could be one to remember for Spurs.
5. Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool
The Northern Irish former footballer has really not met the expectations of Liverpool fans who were hoping to see their team contending for a top four spot last season.
Though Rodgers didn't disappoint in his handling of the team he took charge of in June 2012, Liverpool finished in seventh position in the Premier League, one position higher than the previous season.
Liverpool has been missing out on a top four for some seasons now and Rodgers will be looking to consolidate on last season's finish and push further for a Champions League slot this time around.
We just might see Liverpool back in the top four at the end of this present campaign.
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