#FM17 – The Great Managerial Reset: Who goes where?

Chaos reigned on July 1st 2016. Each and every Premier League manager was summarily dismissed from his job. With Gareth Southgate also losing his position as England manager, twenty-one top level jobs were suddenly available to managers all over the world.

Premier league clubs were not slow in appointing new managers, with nineteen of the Premier League teams finding a man to sit in the boss’ chair before the end of July. Arsenal were the last to appoint, with Jurgen Klopp securing his position on 8th August, just four days before the start of the new season.

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Below is the full list of clubs and managers:

Arsenal – Jurgen Klopp

Bournemouth – Slaven Bilic

Burnley – Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea – Leonardo Jardim

Crystal Palace – Mauricio Pochettino

Everton – Paulo Sousa

Hull – Steve Clarke

Leicester – Juande Ramos

Liverpool – Roberto Mancini

Man City – Antonio Conte

Man Utd – Marcelo Bielsa

Middlesbrough – Eddie Howe

Southampton – Senol Gunes

Stoke – Ronald Koeman

Sunderland – Javier Aguirre

Swansea – Tony Pulis

Tottenham Hotspur – Jorge Jesus

Watford – Harry Kewell

West Brom – Mark Hughes

West Ham – Sam Allardyce

England – Morten Olsen

So, eight managers have moved from one Premier League club to another, with Klopp to Arsenal and Conte to Man City the highlights. The ‘Big Six’ each appointed a manager with a proven track record, not being willing to take a chance on a young British manager.

The most notable occurrence of a young upstart being given a go is Harry Kewell at Watford. Given the opportunity to step up from Reserves manager to full-time first-team manager, the young Australian will hope his inside knowledge of the club will help him settle in straight away.

Sam Allardyce heading back to his former club West Ham is worth watching, while Tony Pulis is set to install long-ball football with the tiki-taka squad of Swansea.

Who’s your money on for the title? And who will be the first to lose their job? Will this great managerial reset change anything? Who knows? We can only try and find out.


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