Leicester City have followed up their 2016 Premier League title with 12th and 9th place finishes and two managerial changes.
The Frenchman has stayed, however, and has led Leicester on an eventful summer of incomings and outgoings. But, as they prepare to kick off the Premier League season on Friday against Manchester United, just how are they shaping up?
Two of Leicester's title-winning heroes left this summer, as Robert Huth departed the club on a free and 15/16 Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez finally agreed a deal to join Manchester City.
While Huth had missed the whole of last season, Mahrez will clearly be a big loss for the club and his influence is incredibly difficult to replace despite the £60million fee.
Another notable departure is Ahmed Musa, who has joined Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. The Nigerian had joined in 2016 for what was then a club record fee but never settled, spending last year in Russia with CSKA Moscow. Aleksandar Dragovic returned to Bayer Leverkusen after his loan ended.
There has been a noticeable trend in the players arriving at the King Power Stadium: youth. Five of the seven new signings are 25 or under, with the most money being spent on Norwich City's James Maddison at £25m.
As for a Mahrez replacement, Rachid Ghezzal has come in to replace his compatriot for £14million from AS Monaco.
Leicester have got themselves in a strong position going forward, although it is unclear what their ambition for next season will be. They will want higher than ninth, of course, but the real excitement for the squad surrounds what it could be in a few years time.
There is a clear and obvious future there: Soyuncu (22) and Benkovic (21) at centre-half, Ben Chilwell (21) and Pereira (24) at full-back, Wilfred Ndidi (21), Daniel Amartey (23), and Maddison (21) in the middle of midfield, and Demarai Gray (21) and Kelechi Iheanacho (21) as forwards.
Keeping all of those together for the next five years seems unlikely - as it would be for any club - but there is a core there that should guarantee Leicester something special no matter what.
They are still set up to do well this season thanks to the addition of Jonny Evans, in particular, who could form a formidable partnership with Harry Maguire - whose presence will not be taken for granted after United's interest - solidifying them while their squad beds in.
Leicester travel to Old Trafford on Friday evening in a real test of their new squad; the season opener will give us an idea of just how much potential is here.
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