Whilst the World Cup is stealing all the headlines, the transfer window is also open in international football.
Once the World Cup is over, the transfer window will take off as we gallop towards deadline day.
Some players are without contracts while many others will be approached as well.
How do players choose which offer to accept?
One factor has to be the potential manager.
So, what European managers would players most like to play for?
Emery has only been managing for six years.
In that time, he has lead a newly promoted team to eighth in La Liga as well as leading Valencia to third last season.
Regarded as one of the most promising young Spanish managers around, he has managed to hold Valencia together during a financial crisis.
The Birmingham manager took his team back to the Premier League on his first attempt.
He then took the club to a ninth place finish in the league. It was Birmingham's highest finish in 50 years.
Before Birmingham, he took Rangers to two Scottish titles as well as two second place finishes.
Alex McLeish has made astute purchases and will be hoping to make further progress this season.
In his lone season at Chelsea, Grant finished as both Champions League and Premier League runner-up.
More recently, he spent a season at Portsmouth.
He couldn't save them from relegation, but he did enhance his reputation.
He conducted himself impeccably and motivated an often unpaid squad to play their way to an FA Cup final.
He was rewarded with a job at West Ham and he will be looking to turn around his new club's fortunes.
Grant can certainly motivate his players to do so.
Gordon Strachan is the manager for a team that top-level players don't often dream of playing for.
However, if you aren't a top-level player, a manager of Strachan's quality at Middlesbrough is a great opportunity.
Previously, at Celtic, he won three Scottish Premiere League titles as well as three Manager of the Year awards.
He promotes fitness and a good diet and also believes in analyzing his team's performances thoroughly.
Steve McClaren is probably best known for his spell as the England National Team manager.
He wasn't very successful as England didn't even qualify for Euro 2008.
Since then he has picked up his game.
He took FC Twente to its first ever Dutch League title while being named Manager of the Season.
He has now moved to Wolfsburg.
McClaren has proven he can win titles and Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga in 2009.
That all makes McClaren an attractive option.
Jesualdo Ferreira won three back-to-back Portuguese league titles with Porto.
Before those titles, Ferreira had never won anything.
At 55, it looks like he's a late bloomer.
His success at Porto earned him three Portuguese Manager of the Year awards.
He's now the new Malaga manager.
Whilst Malaga may not be the most successful team, Ferreira's recent success along with his experience make him a good prospective manager.
Rafael Benitez just got fired from Liverpool and he has already bagged the Inter Milan job.
So why should someone play for the Spaniard?
He's hard to please and ruthless.
He basically gutted his Champions League winning squad in four years.
If you can impress Benitez enough for him to want you, he will reward you with top-level football.
On top of that he'll work you hard.
Benitez also has the expertise to get players to play in new positions; prime examples being Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt.
He has also won a Champions League, an FA Cup, and two La Liga titles.
Claudio Ranieri has been around the block. He's managed clubs from Valencia to Chelsea to Roma.
Last season, he guided Roma to second place in Serie A. That performance included a run of 20 games unbeaten.
This was due to a solid defense and some real attacking intent.
He also knows what he's doing in the transfer market. For example, he signed both Frank Lampard and Joe Cole to Chelsea.
However, he also signed the disappointing Veron and Hernan Crespo.
Defensive solidarity is what Ranieri bases his teams on.
Playing for Ranieri means hard work, but can also lead to success.
Walter Smith is a Rangers legend.
He has won nine league titles for them, including seven in a row.
He has also won 10 Manager of the Year awards whilst at Rangers.
Smith likes solid defenses as shown in Rangers conceding just 28 goals all season.
He also managed Scotland, boosting their world ranking by 70 places.
He only has one season left as Rangers manager, but his vast experience is bound to benefit anyone who plays for him.
The Ajax manager creates well-organized teams that can play very attractive football.
He is technically minded and is experienced in both England and continental Europe.
He made his reputation at Tottenham, leading the team into the UEFA Cup thanks to finishing in the top six.
In addition to this, he is renowned for his top class management skills.
All of this make the Dutch manager desirable for players.
'Arry has taken Tottenham Hotspurs from bottom of the Premier League to a place in the Champions League qualification round.
Redknapp is also one of the most experienced managers in the Premier League.
If Redknapp wants you to play for him, there is clearly something special about you.
His straight talking, no-nonsense attitude gets players to perform above their normal standard.
Redknapp is renowned for his brilliant transfer market purchases, so if he wants you, you should want him.
Spalletti spent four successful seasons at Roma. Under his guidance Roma won two Coppa Italias and a Supercoppa Italia.
He also guided the team to three second places in Serie A.
He's now at Zenit St. Petersburg where he has already won the Russian Cup.
Juventus were reported to be interested in him at the end of last season.
He has found success wherever he has been, and while Russia may not be the most attractive proposition, with Spalletti in charge, you're likely to be successful.
Roy Hodgson is the current Fulham manager but he's also the leading candidate for the vacant Liverpool job.
He has experience all over Europe, including at Inter Milan and as Switzerland's manager.
At Fulham he was voted Premier League Manager of the Year for 2010.
He took a Fulham team from near certain relegation to the Europa League final in less than three years.
His Europe-wide experience and his ability to bring the best out of players make him a great potential manager, wherever he may be managing.
The Manchester City boss was brought in after Mark Hughes was fired. Mancini had an immediate impact.
Unfortunately Man. City missed out on fifth place, but with the money he has available, Mancini will be confident of guiding City at least one place higher next year.
Mancini has already quelled a minor player rebellion at City and has warned that he'll be harsher next year.
If you sign for Mancini, you'll work hard, but he will bring success.
If you want to win trophies, Mancini will be going all out for the Premier League next season.
The Benfica manager took his club to the Portuguese league title and helped them win the national cup last season.
He also took Benfica to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
These feats earned him the Portuguese Manager of the Year award.
His players like him, and his substitutions can be inspirational.
Jesus is reported to be on the short list for the vacant Liverpool job.
Martin O'Neill has taken Aston Villa from being an average mid-table club to serious contenders for a Champions League berth.
For the last three seasons they have finished sixth in the league.
Clever and experienced, O'Neill was managed by Brian Clough at Nottingham Forrest during his playing career. There are few ways to prepare better for management than spending time with Clough.
O'Neill may not have got on with Clough, but he certainly learned plenty from him.
He has earned his players' respect through his deep knowledge, sustained success, and astute purchases in the transfer market.
David Moyes has been Everton's manager for eight years.
He has been training for management since the age of 22, when he took his training badges.
On a relatively low budget, he has taken Everton to European football for the last four years. But injuries to players this year prevented his side from reaching their usual heights.
Without injuries next season, Moyes will be able to, once again, take his players to European football.
Louis Van Gaal is one of the most respected managers in Europe.
He has achieved success in both Holland and Spain and now he's turned his attention to Germany.
In his first season as Bayern Munich's manager he won three trophies and took his side to the Champions League final.
He is a perfectionist and a tactician. He always makes sure things get done properly and doesn't tolerate laziness or lateness.
Frank Rijkaad is Galatasaray's manager.
He promotes free-flowing, exciting, attacking football.
Not only is this style of football fun to watch, it's also fun to play.
On top of this, he's reliable.
He doesn't get involved in controversy and promotes a positive atmosphere. He also tends to praise team performances rather than individual ones.
He's not a guy who's going to build up your ego, but he will get you to play as part of a unit.
Considering that football is a team sport, Rijkaad will make you a better player.
The Arsenal manager specializes in developing younger players.
His squad has an average age of around 25.
Wenger hasn't lifted a trophy since 2005, despite this, any young player with a grain of sense would jump at the chance to play for him.
He can guarantee high-level football and plays his developing players far more regularly than most other managers.
In fact, he fields a youth team in the Carling Cup, guaranteeing playing time for his young guns.
Even if you aren't a young player, Wenger's experience and tactical knowledge should be enough to persuade anyone that a move to Arsenal would be worth it.
The Chelsea manager just won the FA Cup as well as the Premier League.
Not a bad start for the Italian manager's first season. He's the first manager in Chelsea's history to win a double.
Ancelotti is said to be a calm and relaxed in training. He keeps the players in check (no mean feat considering the players Chelsea have).
At the same time, he allows players to express themselves.
Ancelotti is an attractive option for prospective players. He gets his players to play attractive football and he has proven that he can win trophies.
The 41-year-old Marseille manager took his side to a double trophy winning season last time around.
This ended a run of 18 years without a trophy.
Liverpool are interested in him, as are Juventus.
His playing career was incredibly successful, as he won both the World Cup and the European Championship.
He is yet to reach the same heights as a manager, but he's well on the way.
His incredible experience as a player and his successful start as a manager make him a great bet for players.
In two years as Barcelona coach, Guardiola has picked up nine trophies, including six in his second season.
That's not bad for your first two seasons as a manager.
A brilliant man manager and a talented tactician, Guardiola has turned an underachieving Barcelona unit into World beaters.
He can also be an authoritarian, as training has to begin at 11 A.M.
There's a story that says that the entire team once got fined due to one player's lateness.
However, he has won his players' respect and most importantly, he's led them to unprecedented success.
"Where do I sign?"
A living legend, Sir Alex is one of the all time greats.
He boasts 34 trophies, including 11 premier league titles at Manchester United is a pretty strong track record.
While Manchester United is a big draw for players, Ferguson gives the team the prestige to make it one of the leading clubs in the world.
He's had issues with some of his players, notably David Beckham, but other players have played their whole careers under him, like Ryan Giggs.
With more experience and more knowledge than just about any other manager, Sir Alex is a great attraction for any player.
The "Special One" has just been name Real Madrid's manager.
He wins wherever he goes.
In fact he has lost one home match in his entire career, and that was in 2002.
Not a bad effort.
In every full season of management, he's won at least one trophy.
Given his incredible track record and his ability to bring the best out of players, any player would be stupid not to want to play for this manager.