Harry Redknapp believes Manchester City will win the Premier League title amid competition from a host of clubs with big managers and budgets next season. The Premier League has seen the arrival of Antonio Conte to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola to Manchester City and Jose Mourinho to Manchester United, each of who have already made a splash in the market in a bid to challenge for the season in the coming season.
The former Tottenham manager expects Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham to take the other three Champions League spots and has tipped Arsene Wenger to leave should he fail to lead the Gunners into the top four for the 21st year in succession. The Frenchman has only a year left in his current contract and there is belief that he will not sign a new contract should he fail to end the Gunners' 12-year streak without the title.
"I'd be with Man City to win it, then Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. Arsenal have not been out the top four for 20 years. If Arsenal don't make the top four, it is absolutely Arsene Wenger's last season as manager. That will be the end if they don't make the top four; they've got to make the top four," Redknapp told Betsafe, as quoted by the Mirror.
The Gunners have made only one first team signing thus far in the summer in the form of Granit Xhaka, who signed from Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Wenger has confirmed that they are still active in the market and are looking to strengthen their attack and defence.
Meanwhile, Redknapp is excited by the prospect of having all these managers in the country and expects to see a real battle for the title, given that reigning Champions Leicester City with manager Claudio Ranieri, Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino are unlikely to be any pushovers.
"Antonio Conte has done a fantastic job in Italy and a great job in the Italian team, they've been excellent in the Euros, so a big signing for him, but they don't come any bigger than Guardiola coming to Man City, Conte going to Chelsea and Mourinho going to Man United," Redknapp added.
"It's incredible that they're all in this country, and they're all managing in the Premier League. It's going to make for an exciting Premier League but at the end of the day there can only be one winner. They're all going to be expecting next year to win the league, because they've all invested, big managers, big players."