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below the latest list of English Premier League Managers for 2009-10 season Part two for the other ten Premier League teams:
Rafael Benitez: (Liverpool/ Spain / 49 years old)
Rafa still searching for his first Premier League title, this season (2008-09) is best Liverpool league position (second after Manchester United) under Rafa Benitez management. Last March Benitez signed a new contract with Liverpool keeps him until 2014.
The upcoming task for Benitez is to crack Manchester United dominance of the Premier League, with a medium budget he should plan smartly for his recruitment’s.
Mark Hughes (Manchester City / Wales / 45 years old)
Hughes’s summer looks busy bringing the needed players to take City to the next level competing with the Big Four and be a regular Champions League participants. 2008-09 season City ended 10th a disappointing outcome for Abu Dhabi owners of The Eastlands club. so 2009-10 is the season Hughes should do or achieve something equal to the owners spending on transfers.
Alex Ferguson (Manchester United / Scotland /67 years old)
Sir Alex enjoyed a successful season (2008-09) despite Champions League and Ronaldo loses. the bright side that he has extra £80 millions to spend on transfers so Manchester still have the resources to bounce from any loses and changes.
Ferguson should face more competition in the Premier League not only from the Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool because Manchester City and Aston Villa is getting stronger and stronger. concerning Ferguson retiring plans….please forget that he is more hungry for titles and more ambitious for success. Ferguson is a role model when we are talking about his passion of football.
Portsmouth (not decided yet)
News of Sulaiman Al Fahim taking over Portsmouth which until now didn’t finalized, so the manager position in the south coast club still not decided. During 2008-09 season Portsmouth had 3 manager; Harry Redknapp (who went to Tottenham), Tony Adams, and Paul Hart who finished the season with the Pompy team saving them from relegation.
The new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim reportedly want to bring Eriksson back to the Premier League. until the ownership of Portsmouth concluded then we will know the name of the new manager.
Tony Pulis (Stoke City / Wales / 51 years old)
Pulis done great job not only guiding the newly promoted team Stoke to remain in the Premier League for at least another season but also they finished 12th in the standings with comfort. Pulis planning to make Stoke City a regular Premier League participant for that he think that the next three years is vital for Stoke City future in the Premier League.
Steve Bruce (Wigan / England / 48 years old)
The new Sunderland boss for the next three years, Bruce comes to Sunderland full of hope and financial resources (according to the new owner Ellis Short) to transform Sunderland into one of the heavy weights in the Premier League. Bruce has the reputation of finding bright talents and help them evolving into stars (Valencia, Palacios…), Bruce last season was Wigan manager and ended 2008-09 season in the 11th spot.
Harry Redknapp (Tottenham / England / 62 years old)
The experienced tactician should avoid Martin Jol (2007-08) and Juande Ramos (2008-09) bad season start to keep his position, Tottenham looks having a “beginning season” jinx that cost them two manager in the last two seasons.
Redknapp‘s was active in January 2009 transfer window, so in this summer he should sell players to be able of buying new ones. He is in the market for a good striker.
Gianfranco Zola (West Ham / Italy / 42 years old)
The Italian wizard time with West Ham was for sure a success in his Premier League debut as a manager, before he was the assistant coach for Italy U-21 team head coach Pierluigi Casiraghi. Former Chelsea player has a contract with West Ham keeping him until 2013. Zola and his assistant Steve Clark forming one of the best managerial pairs in the Premier League, Clark’s huge knowledge and experience.
Roberto Martinez (his move to Wigan is pending right now) (Swansea City and should be Wigan’s soon / Spain / 35 years old)
One of the brightest young manager in the Football world, according to the latest news Martinez has a verbal agreement with Wigan but the Spanish can’t sign the contract until Swansea signs the compensation agreement offered by Wigan to release Martinez from his contract.
Martinez led Swansea to the second tier division in England after a 24-year absence. Guillem Balague the famous Spanish football expert hails Martinez:
Roberto introduced a highly technical brand of attacking football into the English first division: a bold step, but one that paid off and he has always remained true to his footballing philosophy in a league where others may have pursued a more pragmatic approach.
Guillem Balague describing Martinez way of coaching in his post…click here to see it
Mick McCarthy (Wolverhampton Wanderers / England / 50 years old)
McCarthy is Wolves manager since July 2006, previously he coached Sunderland, Republic of Ireland, and Millwall.
This is the End of the two parts of English Premier League Managers for next season (2009-10) almost all teams decide on their managers only Portsmouth not as they are waiting to see new owners takes over the club officially.