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Tale of two big games, with one manager likely to be sacked

Today is El Clasico at the Nou Camp. Tomorrow is Tottenham versus Manchester City at Wembley.

There are no prizes for guessing how Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino will spend the next 24 hours. They were once rivals with Barcelona and Espanyol and, after Pep left what he helped to create in Barcelona, he now seeks to recreate, even surpass, with City in the English Premier League.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'Tale of two big games, with one manager likely to be sacked'. Print Edition | Subscribe