Anderlecht won the league under Rene Weiler last season, but he lost Youri Tielemans this summer and retaining the title might be testing.
After failing at Dinamo Zagreb, Franko Andrijasevic was named player of the season in Croatia as his club Rijeka took the title last year. Great things are expected of him at Gent.
With their fans expected to make a lot of noise and some big-name players still expected to arrive at the Bosuil stadium, Antwerp are all set to remind people of their former glories on their return to the top flight.
Ivan Leko earned respect for his work at Sint-Truiden in his first coaching job, but there will be more pressure at Club Brugge, where he ought to be given time to succeed.
A relative unknown when he took over at Genk, Albert Stuivenberg shows plenty of promise as a coach and says he doesn’t want to have a team “that plays well without winning”.
Standard Liege fans are accustomed to being long suffering. Once again, they have a new coach and will be preying that good things will happen this term.
A former number two at Club Brugge, Philippe Clement felt he had done enough to be appointed to the top job. Instead, he'll have to show what he can do in charge at Waasland-Beveren.