Tuesday cover: Pep, Mourinho, Klopp – Premier League in the era of ‘super coaches’

The National's sports cover for Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

• Also: Read Richard Jolly’s team-by-team Premier League previews

Claudio Ranieri is a defending Premier League champion. Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho all bring their big names and resumes to clubs thirsty for titles. And Jurgen Klopp gets a full season at Liverpool.

These days, it seems the names on the sidelines are as big as any on the pitch, and the sports cover for Tuesday, August 9, 2016, features some of the league’s most recognisable faces.

Richard Jolly profiles this era of Premier League “super coaches” for The National:

“Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger may represent the greatest concentration of coaching talent in one league at the same time. They are the Premier League’s famous five, proof of its pulling power: to the game’s thinkers, if not its outstanding players.”


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Published: August 9, 2016 04:00 AM