6. Dele Alli
Just a few months ago Dele Alli was an outsider whose career at Tottenham Hotspur had run its course. Completely ostracized by Mourinho, Dele endured a depressingly epic fall from grace.
Like a duel from a wild western shootout, Dele outlasted Mourinho and is still standing. Provided a golden opportunity for redemption by Mason a chance for redemption, Dele has shown signs of a return to prominence. This is a player who, in the early stages of his career, was outperforming and on pace to surpass England’s most lauded midfielders, including David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
Once again provided a license to create, Dele has shown glimpses of his former self in recent weeks. And he has a lot left to give.
The next manager would do well to make Dele a central figure in his rebuild, so the Englishman can finally live up to his unparalleled potential.