As the Premier League drew to a close there was much speculation as to who would be departing their clubs and who would fill the void.
The first main departure was Kenny Daglish, this was not the biggest shock as performances on the pitch had led to a dismal league finish for Liverpool. They did manage to win their first trophy in six years but the grumblings were beginning to come from the stands as again Liverpool were destined for the Europa League.
Daglish’s replacement comes in the form of Brendan Rodgers from Swansea City. The young Northern Irish manager has impressed with his management of the Welsh side as they comfortably stayed in the Premier League. Rodgers now faces the task of appeasing the Kop by turning Liverpool into a force to be reckoned with.
As of yet there is no news on who will take over from Brendan Rodgers though Michael Laudrup and Marcel Desailly are just two of the names in the frame for the job.
West Brom saw manager Roy Hodgson leave for the England Job but this week after interviewing several candidates came to the appointment of ex Liverpool head coach Steve Clarke. Like many other managers who have taken over roles this year he has a job on his hands to eclipse the achievements of Hodgson.
One of the biggest changes has come from Norwich as revered manager Paul Lambert has changed the bright lights of Carrow Road for West Midlands club Aston Villa. Lambert replaces the recently axed Alex Mcleish and has a job on his hands to repair the depleted squad and belief of the side that found itself pulled into the relegation battle last year.
Lambert should be an instant success at the club especially after his heroics at Norwich, though some Norwich fans may have a bitter taste left in the mouth as Lambert seemed to have left them in limbo.
In steps Chris Hughton to steady the rocking Norwich ship, Hughton only last year got his second chance at management in Birmingham after being harshly sacked from Newcastle United.
There is also still doubt over the Chelsea job as the club has remained quiet over the whole situation, the fans still don’t know whether the much treasured Roberto Di Matteo will be kept on or replaced with someone preferred by Roman Abramovich. Surely after delivering unrivalled success to the club Matteo deserves the chance to lead Chelsea next season, yet there is always that feeling that Abramovich will do what Abramovich wants.
One thing is for sure, the manager merry go round has begun and there is sure to be much more movement as summer period is not just the player transfer period.