The CaughtOffside team predicts who the manager of the season will be.
CaughtOffside discuss who the Premier League manager of the season will be.
An outside bet, but I’ll go for Mark Hughes. He has totally transformed Stoke City’s playing style with some exciting technical signings to go alongside brutes such as Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth, and provided his absurd handshake histrionics are in the past, the Potters ought to finish impressively.
Jose Mourinho. Love him or hate him the 51-year-old knows how to win and that dominance will see the Portuguese maestro take the award.
Jose Mourinho – Will be the obvious choice after leading Chelsea to a title win and possibly more.
Roberto Martinez is in the lead already in my opinion, having done excellent business in the transfer market, retaining loan stars Lukaku and Gareth Barry, as well as bringing in Muhamed Besic. The former Wigan boss is a master tactician and I think he should have won the award last season. However, Everton are unlikely to get in the top four, so the boring bigwigs who dish out this award will probably give it to Manuel Pellegrini, when City retain the title.
Louis van Gaal – The Dutchman will help erase the memory of last season’s seventh place finish and will lead the club back from the dead. Hell even a top four finish would be considered a ‘success’ but I don’t imagine the former Ajax/AZ/Bayern Munich/Barcelona boss is aiming for anything less than the title.
The heart says Roberto Martinez, but the head says Jose Mourinho.
Louis van Gaal is a very exciting addition to the Premier League and I can’t see him not having an impact. His side may not be ready to win the title, but he’s got a big job on his hands and if he can get them challenging that’s an achievement in itself.
Jose Mourinho. The manager that wins the league deserves this gong, in my view. Although if Ronald Koeman gets Southampton a mid-table finish, he’ll have done wonders.
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