We need to talk about the idea of an English football Renaissance that has finally become a reality during the 2018-19 season in Europe.
The English football Renaissance started as an idea a few years ago, the Top Six clubs from the Premier League signed manager who could start this revolution.
Coincidentally, it all started with Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival to Southampton back in 2013.
The Argentine manager came with a bag full of hope that he could make a difference in England with his work ethic and an iron will.
It took him only one year to prove he could manage a bigger squad and Tottenham Hotspur was the club that made the decision.
After Pochettino came Jurgen Klopp, the German manager arrived directly to one of the most successful English clubs in history.
However, Liverpool lost its tradition in the modern era and they needed someone who could seriously shake things up.
Next in line were Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, both managers had a historic rivalry that the two clubs from Manchester wanted to recreate in the Premier League.
The idea to bring these world-class managers was due to the overwhelming dominance that Spanish football had in European football.
This major task would take a few years to become a reality, the powers that be knew that planting the seed was very important but the results wouldn’t come until a few years later.
Also, not all these managers would survive this revolution, Jose Mourinho was the only one who didn’t make it past the most critical time.
Thank you for all your support this season at the Etihad…one more massive game ahead of us 🤞🏼 pic.twitter.com/NdIg0Hy9kH
— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) May 7, 2019
Liverpool and Manchester United step up to shine.
Out of all the clubs that brought these new managers to coach in the Premier League the only one that actually won a title was Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The Red Devils won the 2017 Europa League in a final they won against Ajax, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reached three European finals as well but they haven’t won a single one yet.
On the domestic aspect, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City grew stronger and stronger as the seasons passed and they recently won the Premier League in a record-breaking tournament.
But dominating Europe was the main target for all these clubs, they all needed to improve if they wanted to compete against the Spanish giants.
All of these squads were very patient, all but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The Portuguese manager was actually building something great with the Red Devils but he fell on the same mistakes he was making in previous clubs, he was soon sacked during his third season at the club.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool was the most consistent of the bunch, the Reds are the only ones who have reached three European finals during this period of time.
Manchester City also keeps delivering results so far, and the only one left to respond was Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur.
With hope in your heart. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iAc187871h
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 8, 2019
England finally takes over Europe this season.
It took between three or four years for all English clubs from the Top Four to confirm their return to European domination.
The Champions League saw four of them reaching the Champions League quarterfinals, with both Manchester clubs getting eliminated.
The biggest proof this has become a reality was the series between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino’s squad made it to the semifinals after a thrilling two matches.
Liverpool made history by eliminating Barcelona in the semifinals and the Spurs played like warriors against Ajax to reach the final too.
English football took a dive ever since, they needed a comeback and it finally happened this season.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will feature a new all-English final against all odds and proving that Premier League football is alive and well.
There is no way to deny it anymore, England dominates European football again.
We have entered the Premier League Renaissance regardless of who wins the major competitions by the end of the season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 8, 2019
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