The 2013-14 world football season is fast approaching now, with plenty of new managers settling into their jobs or returning bosses hoping that this will be the year their plans come to fruition.
A new beginning of the season always brings an air of expectation and optimism with it, and each new term is a chance to show what teams and individuals are capable of. Often the men most under the spotlight at this point are the managers, who are busy in transfer dealings, leading a squad into preseason or hoping to prove that a disappointing previous season was a one-off.
Here are the 20 managers around the game who can go on to have a big impact during the rest of this year or forthcoming season. Making their mark, of course, is relative compared to what they have either done previously or what is expected of the club—but all are capable of having positive, tangible impacts which will be taken note of throughout the game.