This is the back end of a home-and-home series between the teams over a five-day span, the first meetings ever between the clubs.

Managers may have to relinquish power in the future as football evolves, the Football Association’s former director of communications Adrian Bevington feels. While European clubs have long embraced a sporting director role to help support bosses, their English counterparts have traditionally shied away from this – but Bevington believes now is the time to embrace change.