Only teams not looking notably stronger to me are Tottenham and the shite and I think we're light years away from both and both of their managers you have to say are rated.
We'll need some calamitous stuff from the big boys to get higher than 7th.
Koeman has to do better in the cups this year. Has to.
I think Klopp, like Koeman, has a pivotal season ahead. His reputation and personality have kept him floating now, and the attacking verve has shielded him from too much flack over the extremely ropey defence. Sound like anyone we used to know? No, I'm not suggesting he is a fraud, but it's very fine margins for top four, Chelsea and City have amazing teams, Mourinho always wins the league within two seasons in a job.. so even excluding us that's 3 into one, both with better squads and star players. He needs to make progress when he will probably find it hard to stay still.
Poch is rated, but his team has bottled it at least twice at big moments in the season. And their Wembley form is a question mark. And would he be as rated at the moment if he didn't strike gold by luck when Harry Kane emerged? Not saying he's not very damn good, just that he hasn't really achieved that much compared to previous Spurs managers. Somewhat better in the league than Redknapp, but worse in CL. Both had a game changer they didn't buy. I don't rate Redknapp. I do think Poch is better but not as godlike as many seem to see. Klopp may be all style too.. we shall see.
Wenger's lucky bastard status expired last April.