The modern televised football fixture is not complete without a camera locking on to a manager furiously scribbling away on a notepad. The naïve among you might think he is preparing a speech for half-time, when in fact he is using the brief stoppage in play to thrash out a letter to Santa.

Christmas is typically a season for good cheer, but only a handful of Premier League bosses will be completely satisfied with their start to the season and with the transfer window just three weeks away, every single chairman will surely find themselves inundated with compliments (and a list of potential targets).

Click on Rafa Benitez to reveal what a selection of top-flight managers need this Christmas


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