The Premier League broke with tradition to kick off its new season

Sergio Aguero celebrates Manchester City's opening goal against Brighton

Sergio Aguero celebrates Manchester City's opening goal against Brighton

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season", Guardiola said Friday on the eve of his side's opening game of the new Premier League season at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

'It's not because I always did it that I am going to do it, ' the ex-Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss said.

"It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well".

"We know that we are not the favourite in the Premier League to win the title", Huddersfield manager David Wagner said.

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Last season, Mourinho eventually had to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League in a bid to secure Champions League football. "I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", he said.

"I think they will be absolutely right up there".

"Last season, in City's 4-2 defeat at Leicester, everyone was wondering what he was doing, playing up on the halfway line against Jamie Vardy - Guardiola is supposed to be the best manager in the world".

"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time".

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"He's settled in the team like he was there for the whole of pre-season".

"But I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is".

The Premier League is borrowing an idea long practiced in America, as they'll kick off their season with a single night game before the rest of the league kicks off.

The 35-year-old free agent, who scored 28 goals for the club last season, is battling back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April, though, and Mourinho insisted there is no rush to get a deal done.

Shakespeare praised Vardy, as well Harry Maguire after the close-season recruit from Hull City turned in an all-action debut from centre-back.

"If we cannot strengthen the team in these areas we have players that we can trust".

Arsenal plays Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

"Giroud? He's fantastic", Wenger said of the France worldwide, who usually started on the bench last season and had been linked with a move away from The Emirates. It is going to be the same for everybody.

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