The best performances by a Premier League manager during their first season in charge…
When Manchester United appointed Louis van Gaal this summer they hoped that the Dutchman would make an immediate impact, and help address the slide that they experienced under David Moyes.
According to reports in the Daily Mirror however, United expect a little more that that from the Dutchman. After allowing him to spend in excess of £150m on new players this summer, club bosses are demanding that Van Gaal delivers the Premier League title during his first season in charge.
It is worth noting that no Manchester United manager has ever won a trophy in his first two seasons at the helm, including the great Sir Alex Ferguson. Is such a feat even possible?
Here are ten recent Premier League managers that enjoyed positive starts to their respective reigns – at least proving something for LVG to live up to:
10) Roberto Martinez (Everton: No Trophies)
The former Wigan man was not able to deliver the piece of silverware Everton fans have been craving for so many years, but he was able to quickly address any fears the club might have had about life after to David Moyes. Martinez has his team playing attractive style of football, and led them to a highly respectable fifth place finish during his first year.