Manchester United and Manchester City landed two of the biggest managers in the game this summer. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will resume their battle in the Premier League and ESPN FC is keeping a close eye on them.
Our correspondents Arindam Rej (United) and Jonathan Smith (City) bring us the latest weekly look at what both men have been saying.
Weekend match expectations
JS: This is Guardiola's biggest test in the Premier League since he took over in the summer, and it promises to be...
Pep Guardiola has billed Antonio Conte as one of the best coaches in the world as the pair clash for the first time this weekend.
Manchester City boss Guardiola, a serial winner in his time with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has never come up against the new Chelsea manager, whose previous jobs include Juventus and Italy.
That will end as City host the Premier League leaders in an eagerly-anticipated top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.
With both managers having made an immediate impact since arriving...
MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola has hailed Antonio Conte as "one of the best coaches in the world" after making a huge impact at Chelsea in his first few months in charge.
Chelsea finished 10th in the Premier League last season but Conte has led the Blues to the top of the table with a run of seven successive victories.
City have the chance to move above Chelsea when the two teams meet at the Etihad on Saturday and Guardiola believes the Italian's side will be one of his biggest rivals for the title.