With Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger, the Premier League season shapes as being just as entertaining off the field as it is on it.
Guardiola has taken the helm at Manchester City and, fittingly, old foe Mourinho is in charge of neighbours and rivals United.
Add in Conte, who almost worked miracles with Italy at Euro 2016, at Chelsea and England plays host to some of the world's best tacticians.
Meanwhile, Wenger is still bidding to end Arsenal's title drought, Klopp gets a full season in charge to rebuild Liverpool, and Claudio Ranieri, 'Tinkerman' nickname almost relinquished, returns as Leicester City look for the unlikeliest of back-to-back crowns.
But all eyes, at least initially, will be on Manchester.
The rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho hit new levels in Spain when the pair were in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Real and the king of mind games Mourinho lost more than they won, but they managed to annoy Guardiola.
It reached new levels in 2011, when Guardiola told a news conference: "As senor Mourinho has called me Pep, I'm going to call him Jose.
"Tomorrow at 8.45pm we will face each other on the pitch. Off the pitch he's won. He's been winning off the pitch all season.
"Let them give him a Champions League for it so he can enjoy it and take it home. In the press room he is 'el p*** jefe' (the f****** boss) and the one who knows more than everyone else."
From the Champions League to El Clasico to the Manchester derby, Guardiola and Mourinho don't do small occasions.
While that duo will get most of the attention, the arrival of Conte at Stamford Bridge may yet be understated.
Conte, 46, won three Serie A titles with Juventus before taking the reins of Italy, leading his nation's underwhelming squad into the last eight at the European Championship.
A motivator, he will impose himself and demand plenty from his players, while being a genuine entertainer on the sidelines.
He has some competition on the latter, particularly with Klopp in charge at Anfield.
The charismatic German brought some improvement from Liverpool after replacing Brendan Rodgers in October, and he will expect even more from his players in 2016/17.
A different character, Wenger has even more to prove at the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman faced fan protests last season and, while Arsenal finished second, it is without a league crown since 2004.
But the man they must all strive to conquer is Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the most incredible of title triumphs.
The former Chelsea, Juventus and Roma boss, having defied his 'Tinkerman' nickname by largely sticking to a trusted line-up last season, knows the enormity of the task awaiting his team.
But which big-name tactician will take centre stage ahead of him?