In recent years, especially since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, managerial battles have reduced drastically and there’s a sense of peace among managers now.
However, with competition intense between the top six managers, Gary Neville believes it won’t be long again before they start having a go at each other and resume the much talked about mind games.
“There’s a potential volcano and I think it could blow this year. Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte, Pochettino,” Neville told the Times.
“A few years ago we didn’t have all these big characters, big beasts, massive egos.
“I know the tension is there. I’d love to see it come out. They don’t like criticism.
“They are used to winning but they can’t all win. Something is simmering, I don’t think they like each other that much.
“It’s all been a bit nice there last few years and you want incident, passion and tension, those are the moments we remember.
“They need to rip each other apart, each other’s styles. We need it to erupt.”