2021/22 Premier League season: New managers

2021/22 Premier League season: New managers

After weeks of waiting, the English Premier League season returns this weekend. 

Brentford host Arsenal in the first match of the season on Friday, August 13, with the rest of the matches set for Saturday. 

The new season will also see new managers on the touchline, with four of those taking charge of a Premier League match for the first time. 

Former Arsenal captain  Patrick Vieira will be on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as he leads Crystal Palace against the European Champions, Chelsea

The Frenchman replaced Roy Hodgson at the London club, having been coach of New York City in MLS and then Nice in his native France. 

Nuno Espirito's tenure at Wolves came to an end and was replaced by Portuguese compatriot Bruno Lage, who enjoyed success at Benfica. Lage will make his Premier League bow at Leicester City on the opening weekend.

The other two are experienced managers in England, having led their teams to Premier League promotion.

Thomas Frank will lead Brentford, with his first game against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, and will become just the second Dane to manage in the top flight. 

Xisco Munoz, who has been at Watford less than a year, starts his first Premier League match as head coach at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.

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