Moyes, Pellegrini, Mourinho - Can the Premier League's new bosses succeed?

Next seasons Premier League sees a few clubs being led by different managers. Everton, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Stoke City all have new men in charge, how will they fare in the next year?

Will they live up to the expectations set by their clubs? We'll find out soon enough but we thought we'd take a look at them anyway.

Roberto Martinez - Everton

Martinez led Wigan Athletic to FA Cup glory last May but sadly three days later relegation hit hard as they lost against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. It will be a difficult job taking over from David Moyes, who set a high league standard for Everton but I'm certain that Martinez can implement his brand of football on the club. The departures of some of their best players could put a spanner in the works but for now he looks ready to take over from where Moyes left off.

Manuel Pellegrini - Manchester City

There will be no time for the Chilean to settle in as City's owners expect success on the pitch straight away, anything less than a league title in his first season will be seen as a failure, considering how much he has spent so far in the transfer window. The pressure will be on and we will see if he can deal with it, remember that Pellegrini in his one season in Madrid led Real to 96 points and still didn't capture the league title. He will be hoping his new signings gel and lead a strong title challenge.

Jose Mourinho - Chelsea

He's been there before he's won this league twice so there should not be any need for him to take time to settle in. He left Real Madrid on a bad note and over the last few seasons it seems as though he's not everyones favourite manager. I don't think his Chelsea side will win the league but as always they will challenge for the cup competitions, his sides are never attractive to watch but they will no doubt be effective. Look out for confrontations with other managers as he doesn't exactly please everybody.

David Moyes - Manchester United

Where to start? Probably the most difficult job of the lot, how do you possibly succeed Sir Alex Ferguson? He has the unenviable role of being compared to Ferguson throughout his first season until he can prove that he can win something for himself. A strong squad will help but reinforcements will be necessary if they want to push on from the success of last year, he will know that he will have time to settle in before there is any real pressure from the fans after all he was Ferguson's choice to take over from him.

Mark Hughes - Stoke City

Stoke City finally take on a Premier League season without the leadership of Tony Pulis, it probably will not be a very enjoyable season for Stoke fans because Hughes has had a track record of poor managerial stints. Manchester City got too big for him and QPR was mess, you could say Blackburn was his one of his only successes in club management. It will be tough to see him replicating the success of Pulis and Stoke will struggle to keep their Premier League status.

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