It feels like decades since England had an abundance of great managers, but the signs are there that a young bunch of English managers are on the horizon and that the future will be far better than what the last two to three decades have been.
Below we list five young English managers that have the potential to become legends.
Gareth Southgate (England)
Southgate may have got the England job by default, but England manager he is and if he somehow managed to pick up a single piece of meaningful silverware for the National team he would without doubt become a legend and “Sir”.
We still do not know how good the 47 year old is, but he has a great opportunity to go down in history, only time will tell if he is capable of achieving that.
Paul Clement (Swansea City)
Clement is new to management really, he did take the helm at Derby County for half a season and was probably harshly sacked and is now the boss at Premier League Swansea City, he still has a hell of a lot to prove, but he has the pedigree for sure.
The 45 year old has been assistant manager at some of the biggest clubs in the world and is highly regarded, if he can make the transition from assistant to manager with the same success then he will become a great within the game.
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)
Howe is consistently being linked with the big jobs, in particular Arsenal and that alone tells you how highly regarded the 39 year old is.
He is doing a great job with Bournemouth and it is just a matter of time before a bigger club comes calling, it will then be down to him to show that he can make that transition from a smaller club, if he does then his future is very bright.
Sean Dyche (Burnley)
Dyche is doing a grand job with Burnley, he has faced adversity and bounced back and considering his budget he is doing a remarkable job.
He may not be what you call a fashionable manager with the exotic flair that some of the foreign managers have about them, but if he was given a chance at a big club there is every chance he will do just as good a job as some of the more well known managerial names.
Garry Monk (Leeds United)
Monk did have a disaster at Swansea City and it may well be the case that he is a Championship manager at best, a sort of Ian Holloway, but he is only 37 years of age and may yet develop into a great Premier League manager.
Monk is doing brilliant at Leeds United, he has experience of the Premier League and is still very young, it is now up to him to kick on and prove that he has learned from his Swansea experience and is the better for it. If he does then he can write his own future.