They say that no awards are handed out in August, but this fails to account for the prestigious ‘prize’ that is awarded at the end of the so-called sack race. Every year, bookmakers offer odds on the first top-flight manager to be sacked, and this season is no exception despite the ongoing speculation concerning the identity of the next England manager.
Now that the Euros are over, all eyes have turned to what is promising to be the most explosive and keenly contested season in Premier League history. This applies to both ends of the table, as while the media may be obsessed with the battle for supremacy at the top the race to stay in the EPL is also a source of huge interest and importance.
With the new Premier League season nearly upon us, all eyes are the transfer window and the renewal of hostilities between Pep Guardiola and the irrepressible Jose Mourinho. This is understandable, of course, particularly given the fireworks that unfolded during their time together in La Liga.
Fate is a strange and often bewildering entity, and one that has a huge bearing on the success that we enjoy as individuals. Take the example of young Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford, who would probably still be turning out for the Red’s reserve and academy sides had French striker Anthony Martial not tweaked his hamstring in the warm-up for last season’s Europa League clash with FC Midtyjlland. This injury gave Rashford his chance to shine, with the young striker netting a brace during a 5-1 thrashing of the Dane
According to recent reports, Hull City manager and former Manchester United skipper Steve Bruce is the latest candidate to be interviewed by the FA for the vacant England role. Bruce is one of several managers who are currently been linked with the job, as individuals from the UK and beyond compete for one of the most prestigious and contentious roles in football.