Short term success has become the main goal for Premier League giants

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The traditional Premier League giants have entertained a campaign of discontent this season with 'underdogs' Leicester City set to take the crown. 

Three of the Premier League's so called 'giants' have responded to a disappointing campaign by appointing new managers with short-term success in mind.

Jose Mourinho could be set to take the Manchester United job, while Chelsea have opted for Antonio Conte and Manchester City have replaced Manuel Pellegrini with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.


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There's one common trend among those three managers, they are all short-term projects.

There's no doubting that all three managers represent a small bracket of 'super managers' in the game but not one likes to commit to a long period at a club.

Jose Mourinho is notorious for changing clubs with his longest term at a single club being under three years. The former Chelsea boss usually pretty much guarantees you success but his rapport with owner and supporters can often reach tipping point in a short period of time.

Chelsea's new manager is Italy boss Conte. The Italian is without question one of the elite manager's in the game, but like Mourinho, his longest term is less than three years.

Manchester City are another of the Premier League clubs who have opted to replace their manager, controversially agreeing a deal with Guardiola, who will take over at the end of the season.

Guardiola has only managed two clubs to-date (not including Barcelona B) so we can't draw quite the same conclusion based on his history.

However, Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague, who has a thorough knowledge of the current Bayern boss thanks to following his time in Spain, has told of how Guardiola is only a short-term manager.

Like the other two manager, Guardiola demands a high level of commitment from his players and demands they dedicate their lives to the team.

When you put that sort of pressure on your players, they can often crumble after a couple of years because they stop putting up with the relentless pressure the manager piles the players, something evident between Chelsea and Mourinho this season.

The three managers will certainly make the Premier League even more exciting than it has been this season, but but all three of the clubs may find themselves manager-less again in just two short years.

Perhaps the appointments of these elite managers is a reflection of how the owners of these Premier League cubs view success and how it's now even more important to win trophies sooner rather than later.

Why do managers tend to move clubs so frequently in modern football? Have YOUR say on the debate in the comment section below!

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