Reaching the promised land of the top flight is at all times cause for celebration. Whether it is a club making historical past and being promoted for the first time, or a sleeping giant prepared to make their return after a lengthy absence, the sensation cannot be topped.
However getting to the top of the mountain is not the toughest half, sadly. The actual check of the three clubs who go up to the Premier League next season is that if they’ll keep their head afloat and stay in the top division.
Sheffield United and Wolves have proved that, with strong recruitment and planning, it is more than doable to break the mould and turn out to be a shock bundle in the Premier League’s top half. Norwich, nevertheless, have proved that with out said planning, you may fall straight back down in embarrassing trend.
Leeds won this season’s Championship and can head back into the Premier League following a 16 year absence. West Brom took second to safe computerized promotion, having been in the Championship ever since they have been relegated in 2017/18. Fulham return to the top flight following a play-off final victory over Brentford, having been relegated back down to the second tier on the end of a dismal 2018/19 season.
With that in thoughts, this is one key mistake every club can’t afford to make in the event that they want to enjoy success next season…
It may have taken promotion to the Premier League for club officers to realise it, but Leeds have genuinely struck gold with Marcelo Bielsa.
The eccentric Argentine sparked controversy when he sent staff to ‘spy’ on Derby County’s coaching session in 2019, but his passionate press convention following the incident was more proof that the man has an unimaginable football mind.
Bielsa is obsessive about the sport and can do every part in his energy to perceive the Premier League better than anybody else can. Without a much strengthened squad, nevertheless, Leeds will wrestle on the pitch irrespective of how much he drills his players on the coaching floor. The Whites need some extra firepower in assault, and may gain advantage from some top quality, skilled heads dotted about their squad.
Bielsa’s achievements ought to show to the board that there is no such thing as a better man for the job, and provides him the funds he needs to make Leeds a constant Premier League club once more. Give him an inch, he’ll take a mile. And possibly spy on your board conferences…
This one may sound a bit harsh contemplating the Baggies scored the joint-second most goals in the Championship this season, but there is not any denying that they lack a star man up top.
Charlie Austin has solely managed 11 goals in all competitions this season, while Hal Robson-Kanu has solely managed 10. The pair are also both 31 years old, which means they’re probably past their peaks. That leaves Danish forward Kenneth Zohore, who has solely found the net thrice and appears set to leave the club.
Slaven Bilic is a succesful supervisor, and the truth that the staff has been set up to score goals regardless of their strikers’ limitations is a testomony to the Croatian. But heading into the Premier League with out a talisman for the staff to rely on when the chips are down can be extremely naive.
If the side has a foul day or is tactically pinned down by a top six side, discovering the man up front on the counter might show life saving. On the opposite, attempting to play with out that striker will probably show detrimental for West Brom.
When Fulham have been promoted ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season, they spent over £100m in the transfer market.
How did that work out for them? Well, they completed second backside and have been relegated.
While fans cannot fault the homeowners for his or her ambition, there have been severe query marks round how they’d managed to go down after spending so much cash. Poor recruitment noticed the bulk of their signings flop, notably in defence have been Fulham have been completely atrocious.
They tried to play an thrilling model of football going forward, but conceded 81 league goals as a result. Managerial adjustments did not assist, but all in all it was a shortsighted effort.
Two years on, nevertheless, the club seems more steady and smart. Scott Parker is getting the best out of his players and their homeowners – the Khan family – are nonetheless in the club (which is saying one thing for football club homeowners). Sensible and modest signings have to be the precedence this summer season, to praise an already sturdy squad.
Co-owner Tony Khan should also call on expertise from his different business enterprise, All Elite Wrestling, to make the season successful. If Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes do not end up at Craven Cottage not less than once, all the season needs to be scrapped.