While the eyes of the nation were tuned into ITV1 for the showdown between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, a different type of leadership contest was unfolding in North London.
After a five-year but trophyless spell as Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino was sacked and the following morning replaced by the Champions League winning - and somewhat controversial - Jose Mourinho.
They have radically different styles. If you imagine them as CEOs, then Pochettino is a long-term thinker, committed to organic growth and nurturing talent (often plucked at bargain prices). He squeezes every ounce of value out of what some once saw as mediocre assets.