Jose Mourinho is a familiar name to most in football and with him now managing Manchester United, football fans across Europe and the world are very excited.
Two other world renowned managers have taken up home in the league this season with Antonio Conte the former manager of Juventus and the Italian National team taking over at Chelsea and Pep Guardiola of Barcelona and Bayern Munich fame heading up Manchester City.
Football seasons are very demanding on both players and managers with regular season matches, Cup matches and then European matches if clubs qualify, making preseason fixtures vitally important to preparations for clubs.
The tour of China that Manchester United took did not go as well as expected as they were routed by Borussia Dortmund 4-1, while another match was cancelled due to field conditions.
Chelsea’s preseason started rocky with a loss to Rapid Vienne but they were able to come back and defeat Liverpool 1-0 with just ten men as Cesc Fabregas was sent off for an ugly challenge.
Late word is that Manchester United has agreed to a £120 million fee with Juventus for Paul Pogba.
Late Thursday, Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the International Champions Cup.
Leicester City the defending champions of the Premier League have played well this preseason but have lost some top players and are 22 to 1 to repeat as champions. They are trying to hold off offers for their top two scorers James Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.