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AsArseneWengerandRafaelBenitezwilltestify,JoseMourinhohashadmorethanhisfairshareofpublicconfrontationswithopposingmanagersduringhiscareer。

Noneofthem,though,havebeenasbitterorkeenly-feltasPortugueseMourinhoslong-runningrivalrywithSpaniardPepGuardiola。

Manchester,themostpassionateoffootballcities,isabouttogetverylivelyindeed。

AsUnitedsnewmanager,MourinhowillhavehisCitycounterpartGuardiolaasafootballneighbournextseason。

ItisperhapsjustaswellthattheclubsnolongerhaveadjoiningtraininggroundsatCarrington,withCityhavingmovedacrossManchestertoapurpose-builtbaseneartheEtihadStadiumtwoyearsago。

MourinhoandGuardiolawillnotbeoneachothersdoorsteps,buttheywillbecloseenough。

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ThegrudgematcharrivesinManchesterwastheheadlineinMadrid-basednewspaperMarcaonMonday,althoughitwillarrivefirstinBeijing,whereCityandUnitedwillmeetinanInternationalChampionsCuppre-seasongameonJuly25。

Thegrudgedatesbackto2008,whenMourinhowasoverlookedfortheBarcelonamanagersjobinfavouroftheinexperiencedGuardiola,whowaspromotedfromcoachingtheclubsBteam。

ThegamblepaidoffforBarcelona,whowonthetrebleofChampionsLeague,LaLigaandCopaDelReythefollowingseason,makingGuardiolasnameasacoach。

MourinhowentinsteadtoInterMilanand,enroutetowinningthe2010ChampionsLeaguetitle,tookgreatdelightindefeatingGuardiolasteaminthesemifinals,totheextentthathewasinvolvedinaconfrontationwithBarcelonagoalkeeperVictorValdesatfull-time。

ItwaswhenMourinhoreplacedManuelPellegriniatRealMadridthatsummerthattherivalrybecametoxic。

Guardiola,inthefaceofregulargoadingfromhisrival,snappedduringarunoffourElClasicomeetingsinthreeweeks,criticisingMourinhoscapacityforpublictheatricsandsarcasticallycallinghimthechief,thef***ingman。

Thatoutburstcameaheadofanothertwo-leggedChampionsLeaguesemifinalmeetingbetweenthetwomanagers,whichGuardiolawonthistime,goingontoliftthetrophy。

Arguablythemostnotoriousflashpoint,though,camewhenRealandBarcelonametinthe2011SpanishSuperCup。

Asthematchdescendedintoabrawl,MourinhowascapturedoncameragougingtherighteyeofTitoVilanova,Guardiolasassistant。

Thetwomanagershavewildlycontrastingpublicpersonas,anddifferentapproachestothegame;GuardioladoesnotenjoytheconfrontationsonwhichMourinhothrives;thenewCitymanagerisanexponentofstylishfootball,whilehisUnitedcounterpartseeshimselffirstandforemostasawinner。

Yettheysharemorethanastatusasarguablythetwomostsought-aftermanagersinworldfootball;theyworkedtogetherforfouryearsatBarcelonafrom1996,whereGuardiolawasaplayerwhenMourinhoarrivedasassistanttothelateBobbyRobson。

AfterRobsonmovedon,MourinhostayedontoassistLouisvanGaal,themanheisnowreplacingatOldTrafford,andregularlytooktrainingsessionsashedevelopedhiscoachingskills。

MourinhoandGuardiolaarriveinManchesterwithasharedpast,pressuretosucceedandsignificantbudgetstohelpthem。

Theircontestswillbesignificantlylouderthantheonesseenoverthelasttwoyearsbetweenthesoftly-spokenPellegriniandtheembattledVanGaal。

EvenAlexFergusonsrivalrieswithhisCitycounterpartsneverreachedsuchlevels。

Thenagain,Cityhad14permanentmanagersandfourcaretakersduringFergusons26-and-a-halfyearsatOldTrafford,sotherewasrarelytimetobuildarivalry。

FergusondidrefertothenoisyneighboursasCitybegantocatchupwiththeminthewakeofSheikhMansours2008takeoveratEastlands。

Thenoisefrombothhalvesofthecityhasjustbeenturneduptomaximum。

Meanwhile,SwedishstarZlatanIbrahimovic,linkedwithapossiblemovetoUnitedafterleavingParisSaint-Germain,onThursdaypraisedMourinho,hiscoachatInterMilanfrom2006to2009。

Ithinkitsagreatmove,forManchesterUnitedtohireMourinho,hesaid。

Youwantaction,youbringMourinho。

Ibelievehesthemantobringthembacktothetop。