6:53 – It was a busy day in the transfer market for Manchester United, with the club closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich, before signing Monaco’s Angel Di Maria from Barcelona.
But it was also a busy morning for the rest of the Premier League with the arrival of Southampton’s Christian Benteke from Swansea, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso.
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Liverpool were also keen to sign Monaco’s left-back Lucas Moura, while West Ham’s Yannick Bolasie and Sunderland’s Adam Lallana are also in the frame.
But it wasn’t just footballers who were keen on signing new players.
The BBC Sport Football Academy was on hand to give a look at the most popular managerial roles, which are based on recent transfers and who have the potential to become key players in the Premier Line-up next season.
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What we learned:The most popular role in the club’s transfer marketThe most interesting new signingsThe most expensive signingsSo who are the most successful managers in the modern Premier League?
Read moreWe asked our Football Academy experts to analyse the most influential managers in their club’s history.
We also asked them to put their own take on how they see the future of the sport.
The most successful managerial careers in the history of the English gameThe most influential managerial careersIn the Premier Football League, there have been a total of 6,845 managerial positions since the league began in 1993.
Here is a look back at the 10 managers most responsible for the rise and fall of the most famous Premier League managers.
Top 10 most influential Premier League Manager careersEverton manager Roberto MartinezEverton’s manager has enjoyed a remarkable career at Goodison Park.
The Merseyside club were relegated to the Championship in 2010, but have managed to stay in the top flight in each of his three seasons in charge.
Martinez guided the club to two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.
Martinez also won three FA Cups with Everton, the last of which came in 2004, as well as the League Cup and the Europa League.
But while his reign has been highly successful, Martinez has also had his fair share of problems.
He was sacked at the end of 2014 after a disappointing run of results, leading to speculation he might be tempted to return to the dugout for another spell.
Martinez has since said he wants to return at Everton next season, but the club have yet to confirm any plans.
A number of other managers have also been on the chopping block at Goodson Park in recent seasons.
David Moyes has managed at Goodhall Street since 2005, and has a record of more than 150 Premier League matches as Everton boss.
However, the Scot was sacked in March 2019 after a record-breaking season, leading Everton fans to suggest he might retire after the current campaign.
Sunderland manager Eddie Howe is one of only four managers in Premier League history to manage two Premier Leagues in one season.
He has won two League Cups, the FA Cup and a Champions League.
The former Blackburn Rovers boss was also sacked at Sunderland in December 2019, after the Black Cats finished second in the Championship.
Howe has since won three Premier League championships and two League Cup finals.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis won a record number of games at the Hawthorns, winning three league titles, the League Cups and the FA Trophy.
Pulis has since been sacked by the Baggies, who finished fifth in the league.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton won the League Championship with Leeds United in 2003, and was then appointed as a manager at West Bromwich in 2006.
In his final season at the club, WarburTONe spent six years at the helm at the Stadium of Light before being sacked in November 2020 after failing to qualify for the Champions League final.
It is also a sad day for former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who is the last man to manage the club.
Rodgers had been appointed as Liverpool’s manager in July 2020.
He spent eight years in charge at Anfield before he was sacked by Brendan Rodgers in June 2018.
He has since managed Aston Villa and Watford, and is also currently the manager of the French side Bordeaux.
Daryl Janmaat’s career ended prematurely after a controversial spell in charge of Lyon in 2008.
The former Liverpool and Inter Milan defender was sacked as a player after the 2011-12 season.
Janmaat has since spent five years as a pundit and is now the head coach of the Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is another manager who has had success in the English Premier League, having spent five seasons as a professional at White Hart Lane. Poc