As the new European season gears up for kickoff, plenty of fans are eager to see what impact their new signings will bring in the upcoming season. Admittedly new signings are important, as quality players give the team an edge on the field, but the people who will manage these players are arguably more important.
Managers decide on personnel/tactics, and their decisions are more likely to impact the outcome of a game. Below are 5 new managers expected to make a significant impact on their team’s performances.
5Unai Emery (PSG).
The former Valencia, Spartak Moscow and Sevilla manger comes to France to replace the hugely successful Laurent Blanc, who won three successive Ligue I titles. The pressure on Unai Emery’s shoulders is immense, as he will be expected to win the Ligue I, and also make a deep run in the Champions League.
The outgoing PSG manager never made it past the Quarter Final stages of the UEFA Champions League, and one will expect that Unai Emery, who has shown his European pedigree with 3 consecutive Europa League titles, will be able to guide the Parisians to at least the semi-final stages.