The best performances by a Premier League manager during their first season in charge…
Manchester United have told Louis van Gaal that he must win the Premier League title during his first year in charge at the club, a bug ask considering that no United manager has ever won a trophy in his first two season at the helm.
According to reports in the Daily Mirror however, United expect a strong year from the Dutchman, after allowing him to spend in excess of £150m on new players this summer, and will demand he does more than address the slide experienced under David Moyes.
Is it possible to win trophies at the first time of asking? Here are ten recent Premier League managers that enjoyed positive starts to their respective reigns – at least proving something for LVG to live up to:
10) Roberto Martinez (Everton: No Trophies)
The former Wigan man was not able to deliver the piece of silverware Everton fans have been craving for so many years, but he was able to quickly address any fears the club might have had about life after to David Moyes. Martinez has his team playing attractive style of football, and led them to a highly respectable fifth place finish during his first year.