A new management trend is emerging where young managers are entrusted to lead some of the biggest clubs in world football.
The English Premier League has not been left behind either, with some players who played until just recently, thrown into the deep waters of first-team management.
We take a look at the youngest Premier League managers this season.
🇳🇴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - 47
The Manchester United manager is one of the many former players who made a quick transition from playing to coaching.
He starred for the Reds during his playing days, memorably leading them to the 1999/2000 Champions League victory, which completed a treble.
This is the Norwegian's second full season in charge of his former side, who he led back to the Champions League after finishing third during the 2019/20 season.
He also guided them to three semi-final appearances; the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and the Europa League, and will be hoping to go one more this season.
🇵🇹 Nuno Espirito - 46
The former goalkeeper has performed extremely well since taking over at Molineux in 2017, turning the once mid-table team into a recognizable force both at home and in Europe.
His side has become one of the toughest nuts to crack, especially for the sides in the top-six, while also playing some eye-catchy football.
He recently signed a new three-year deal, and his recruitment has been superb over the three seasons he has been at the helm.
Nuno Espirito Santo has committed his long-term future to Wolves by signing a new three-year-deal.— Wolves (@Wolves) September 13, 2020
🏴 Frank Lampard - 42
Chelsea's all-time top scorer returned to the club last season as the head coach after just a year in management; in the Championship, at Leeds.
His first season in charge was deemed a success by many, including the management, owing to the perceived 'challenges' he walked into.
Despite not being able to sign new players, Lampard made do with a number of academy players, and in the end, his side qualified for the Champions League and reached the FA Cup final where they lost to Arsenal.
His side also reached the Champions League knock-out stage, where they lost to eventual winners Bayern Munich.
“At school I remember completing a paper about what I wanted to do for a job...— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) September 16, 2020
I put ‘footballer’ and the teacher laughed and asked me ‘Do you really think you will be one?’
I said, ‘Yes I do.’ And my classmates would sit there and laugh at me.”
- Frank Lampard 💙 pic.twitter.com/bX6tcuHhRk
🏴 Scott Parker - 39
The former midfielder had a long playing career. From Chelsea to Newcastle, West Ham, and Tottenham, he gained enough experience and moved into management immediately after hanging his boots at Fulham.
He recently led the Cottagers back to the Premier League, with his good work rewarded with a new contract.
He is the league's second-youngest manager this season.
🇪🇸 Mikel Arteta - 38
The former Everton and Arsenal midfielder returned to a familiar ground half-way through the 2019/20 season following Unai Emery's exit.
His arrival coincided with a change in atmosphere at the North London club, and all of a sudden there's renewed optimism.
He has already done much more than many of the managers during the short period he has been at the helm, winning the FA Cup after beating London rivals Chelsea, before seeing off Liverpool in the Community Shield.
With a solid summer transfer window, the Gunners are one of the sides to watch this season.
📊 Arsenal's performance under Arteta:— The Arsenal Review (@thearsreview) September 14, 2020
✅ Beat Man. United
✅ Beat Wolves
✅ Beat Liverpool (x2)
✅ Beat Man. City
✅ Beat Chelsea
🏆 Won the FA Cup
🏆 Won the Community Shield
✈️ Qualified to the Europe League
🔮 Mikel is working his magic. pic.twitter.com/IZALQ4G0y8