The offseason can be dangerous territory for managers. Those who failed to hit their targets may find themselves with difficult questions to answer when meeting with club owners for a post-mortem, while others may be in demand from other clubs looking for a different approach from last season. There may be hirings and firings, changes of scenery or renewed commitment.
With that in mind, ESPN FC pinpoints five Premier League managers whose future is by no means certain.
Five players have retained the Premier League Golden Boot award: Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, and Robin van Persie are the first four. They've got 602 English top flight goals between them and are regarded among the best to ever play in this country. Last Sunday, Harry Kane became the latest.
This season Kane (29) scored more goals than Middlesbrough (27). There were six hat tricks scored in the Premier League this season and Kane scored four of them. His goals were scored in 30 games, at a ratio...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea
According to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are the likeliest next destination for Monaco midfielder Bakayoko. The 22-year-old recently...
Graham Hunter looks back on the best of the 2016-17 La Liga campaign in Spain and offers up a glimpse of what could happen in 2017-18.
That the Spanish title was won by a buccaneering, attacking and thrilling team is a beautiful thing to announce. Real Madrid aren't simply La Liga champions, they are identifiable proof that if there is any response to the possession-based football which, via Barcelona, has dominated Spain's top flight for almost a decade, then it's this.