Football: Post-Ferguson era dawns in Premier League
LONDON, England (AFP) - After a close season of unprecedented upheaval in the English Premier League, the 2013-14 campaign, starting on Saturday, looks set to be the most tightly-contested in recent memory.
For the first time since November 1986, defending champions Manchester United have a new man in the dug-out, with former Everton coach David Moyes stepping in after the retirement of the legendary Alex Ferguson.
Manchester City, champions in 2012, also have a new manager in the form of Manuel Pellegrini, while the most headline-grabbing appointment of the summer saw Jose Mourinho sweep back into Chelsea after six years away.
In total, there have been five managerial changes, and with a new £5.5 billion (S$10.7 billion) television rights deal kicking in, England's elite clubs have been splashing the cash as rarely before.