The new Premier League season is just 10 days away now. This is the time when every club is busy in finalizing its squad ahead of the new season. The managers of all the clubs are trying to find the best team combination according to their style of play, and also looking for the reinforcements before the transfer window slams shut.
Just like the last season, this season also looks set to produce an exciting battle between the top 6 sides for the Premier League trophy. While Manchester City and Liverpool are once again looking like the top title contenders, counting Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal out of the title race may turn out to be a huge mistake.
With all top 6 teams looking set to battle it out once again this season, let’s take a look where their manager ranks against their counterparts:
#6 Frank Lampard, Chelsea
TROPHIES WON: 0
Career Highlight: A victory over his former manager Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in the Carabao Cup 2018-19.
A true Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard is arguably the club's most illustrious former player who has now returned to manage the club after Maurizio Sarri's exit.
Lampard is still relatively new to management, and a rookie as a Premier League manager. He only has a year's experience of managing Derby County in the Championship, where he narrowly failed to take Derby to the top flight.
Lampard now has his hands full with the challenge to succeed at Chelsea after being given the responsibility of managing the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
#5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
TROPHIES WON: 3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Winning back-to-back Norwegian titles with Molde in 2011 and 2012.
Another club legend as a player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an absolute fan-favorite in the red half of Manchester. And he has now been given the responsibility to rebuild at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer's CV as a manager is less than impressive for such a massive job; winning two league titles and a cup in his native Norway with Molde and relegation with Cardiff in the Premier League count for little at a club with the stature of Manchester United. However, he has the backing of United's board and Sir Alex Ferguson, which ticks a huge box in his favor.
Solskjaer must now bring all of his experience as a Manchester United player to bear if he wants to take the club back to its glory days.