Now its football holidays, by next July teams going to start their pre-season preparation below the latest list of English Premier League Managers for 2009-10 season Part one for ten Premier League teams:
Arsene Wenger: (Arsenal/France/ 59 years old)
The French Professor has a contract with The Gunners until 2011, this summer he turned down Florentino Perez (Real Madrid President) offer to coach the White club. Proving his loyalty and belief in his project with Arsenal despite the doubters criticism he received this year (4 years without a trophy), Arsenal Board have their full trust in Wenger leadership and management.
This season Wenger guide Arsenal to 4th place in the League (W :: 20 D :: 12 :: L :: 6), also reach the semi-finals of Champions League and FA Cup and eliminated by Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.
Click here to see Arsene Wenger profile.
Martin O’Neill (Aston Villa/Northern Ireland/ 57 years old)
The Irishman want to break the big-four dominance, this season was able to do that until the last part of the season as Aston stumble continually to lost third and fourth places which mean no Champions League and end their season in the 6th place qualifying to the Europa League.
Since 2006 O’Neill is Villa manager he can be happy as this season total points for Aston Villa (62 pts) is the best during his time. O’Neill is a popular figure among Aston Villa supporters back in 2006 the day of presenting O’Neill as Villa manager about 1,000 fans welcomed him warmly.
Alex Mcleish (Birmingham/ Scotland/ 50 years old)
The Big Eck has brought Birmingham back to the English Premier League after one year in the Championship, after successful time with Rangers (won 7 titles with them) it was the time to Mcleish to prove himself at the EPL, this next season will be a huge test for him to keep the Blues in EPL. He is with Birmingham since November 2007.
Sam Allardyce (Blackburn Rovers / England / 54 years old)
Replaced Paul Ince in December 2008 to save the Rovers from relegation, Big Sam made his name with Bolton as he transformed them into a consistent performer at the Premier League. famous with his recruiting of aged ex-super stars to Bolton (Hierro – Campo – Okocha…etc). He signed a three years contract with Rovers.
Gary Megson (Bolton Wanderers / England / 49 years old)
Megson joined Bolton in Oct 2007 after Allardyce departure with the figthing against relegation but he led them to safety and kept them in the Premier League. Megson has a rolling contract with Bolton signed last March 2009.
Owen Coyle (Burnley / Scotland / 42 years old)
Coyle led Burnley for their first return to EPL in 33 years, Coyle is Burnley manager since November 2007 before he coached St. Johnstone (2005-07) he was a striker played for the likes Bolton, Dundee United and St.Johnston.
Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea / Italy / 50 years old)
Finally Carletto arrive to west London side after about a year of speculations and rumors, Ancelotti signed three years contract with the Blues to be the highest paid manager in the EPL and to start his first foriegn job outside Italy. Ancelotti main task is to bring the European glory for Chelsea his CV and accomplishment with AC Milan is absolutely fit was this criteria. It will be interesting how Ancelotti will deal with the continuous comparison with Mourinho’s Chelsea and his Chelsea as previous coaches (Grant and Scolari) falls down under pressure with the Mourinho legacy.
Click here to see Carlo Ancelotti profile
David Moyes (Everton / Scotland / 46 years old)
Moyes considered as one of the most respected manager in UK, winning twice the Manager of the Year award during his time with Everton. He joined Liverpool’s blue team in March 2002. the Scottish man have a good reputation of finding bright young talents and clever conducting of transfers (Rooney – Cahill – Arteta). despite that Moyes having a tough time also with the limited financial resources the club offer to him which force Moyes to deal with a small squad, relying on academy young players and scouting.
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Roy Hodgson (Fulham / England / 61 years old)
Since 2007 Hodgson with Fulham and it’s appear it will be long stay with the Londoners club. Hodgson one of the most experienced managers in England he coached around Europe were he enjoyed a successful Scandinavian journey full of title (Malmo, FC Copenhagen…etc) and in Middle East with UAE.
This season Fulham finished 7th and qualified to Europa League the opposite of 2007-08 season 17th which they avoid relegation by a whisker. One of Hodgson achievement with Fulham is downsized the squad from 30 player when he took charge to trim it about 22 player or less.
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Philip Brown (Hull City / England / 50 years old)
Hull City avoid relegation at the final day or 2008-09 season, despite Brown’s team great start at the beginning of the season including be in the top four in the league standings later they stumbled as the end the season losing half of their games (19 loses). nevertheless Brown achievement which was promoting Hull City to their first ever Premier League appearance still a big one. Brown contract runs until 2011 with the Tigers.
This is the end of Part One…. Part two will be posted later