Premier League managers already looking to the future (Beyond The 90 Minutes)

Steve ClarkeNaturally for this stage of the season a number of Premier League clubs no longer have anything to play for beyond pride. With league position secure some managers may see this as a chance to plan ahead for next season, or the summer transfer window. No doubt the international break would have given clubs the opportunity to assess their goals, their tactical plans and their squads. So as we enter the home straight, here are five managers who may already have one eye on the future… (Read more)

17/08/12 – West Bromwich Albion 12/13 Season Preview

WBALike Steve Kean and Terry Connor last year, Steve Clarke makes the bold step from assistant to manager of a Premier League club. Equally bold was West Brom’s appointment of Clarke, and the club must have taken into consideration the poor performance of assistants in recent seasons. While he has a fine reputation as an assistant and a coach, it is widely acknowledged that the skills necessary for a successful career in management are not forged on the training ground. Yet West Brom’s new manager does the advantage of starting afresh at a new club and doesn’t face the challenge of having to adapt existing relationships with the players… (Read more)