ESPN – Louis van Gaal gets a pass but must now improve at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal feels he has the backing of the Manchester United fans as he prepares for his second season as boss. In the final day of our week-long look at the top clubs in the Premier League, it's time to look at the managers. BOSS REVIEW: Premier League managers Chelsea: Mourinho needs UCL improvement Man Utd: Decent start from Van Gaal Man City: Pellegrini peril with Pep lurking Arsenal: Cup King Wenger needs a title challenge Liverpool: Rodgers clings on despite failings Rate the boss – how Louis van Gaal performed in 2014-15 Van Gaal probably deserves a grade B — par for the course. To his enormous credit, his team produced some performances in the latter part of the league campaign that any elite European side would have been proud of. The high points were undoubtedly a series of games in which United not only defeated but dominated several of their…

ESPN – Jose Mourinho a Chelsea legend who must now conquer Champions League

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will target the Champions League next season after domestic glory in 2014-15. In the final day of our week-long look at the top clubs in the Premier League, it's time to look at the managers. BOSS REVIEW: Premier League managers Chelsea: Mourinho needs UCL improvement Man Utd: Decent start from Van Gaal Man City: Pellegrini peril with Pep lurking Arsenal: Cup King Wenger needs a title challenge Liverpool: Rodgers clings on despite failings Rate the boss – how Jose Mourinho performed in 2014-15 In what has become a tradition for him, Mourinho once again won the domestic title in his second season at a club. Having done so at Porto, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and in his first spell at Chelsea, the manager who virtually guarantees silverware delivered the goods once again. In doing so, he kept good on the promise he made in…

ESPN – Arsene Wenger an FA Cup hero for Arsenal but title challenge now needed

Arsene Wenger is lauded by Arsenal fans following their FA Cup glory over Aston Villa. In the final day of our week-long look at the top clubs in the Premier League, it's time to look at the managers. BOSS REVIEW: Premier League managers Chelsea: Mourinho needs UCL improvement Man Utd: Decent start from Van Gaal Man City: Pellegrini peril with Pep lurking Arsenal: Cup King Wenger needs a title challenge Liverpool: Rodgers clings on despite failings Rate the boss — how Arsene Wenger performed in 2014-15 Any season in which a manager lifts a major trophy, his work can be considered a success. Arsenal's second successive FA Cup win made Wenger the most successful post-war manager with six to his name — not to mention the fact it was Arsenal's 12th — which is more than any other club. There was so much pressure on him to win something…