Saturday 24 February 2018

When managers go on the warpath, featuring Roy Keane, Trap and Liam Brady

Roy Keane during his infamous rant as Ipswich Town manager
Roy Keane during his infamous rant as Ipswich Town manager

After Leicester manager Nigel Pearson's bizarre 'ostrich' diatribe at a local journalist, we look at other occasions bosses have lost the plot (warning: contains very bad language).

Roy Keane

It's a bad idea to let a mobile phone ring during a Roy Keane press conference.

Giovanni Trapattoni

The Italian is well remembered by Bayern Munich fans for this emotional outburst in broken German during a press conference in 1998. "Diese Spieler waren schwach wie eine Flasche leer!" he shouted. (These players were weak like a bottle empty).

Liam Brady

The Irishman's Brighton side drew with non-league Canvey Island in the FA Cup in 1995 and was not in the mood to answer questions after the game.

Kevin Keegan

In the 1995-96 season, Newcastle hold a 12-point lead over Manchester United at the start of February. Inevitably his side are reigned in by Sir Alex Ferguson's men and Keegan loses it.

Paolo Di Canio

Swindon Town coach urges fans to go and support Oxford United if they don't like the way he manages the team.

Rafael Benitez

Here are the 'facts'...

Ian Holloway

Holloway rails against "useless" Uefa president Michel Platini, Fifa president Sepp Blatter and the idea of a Winter World Cup in 2022.

Kenny Dalglish

The former Liverpool manager loses his rag with "bang out of order" Geoff Shreeves when questioned by Sky about Luis Suarez's failure to accept Patrice Evra's handshake before kick-off.

Harry Redknapp

Whatever you do, just don't call him a "wheeler-dealer".

Pep Guardiola

The Barcelona coach lets rip with an uncharacteristic outburst at Jose Mourinho ahead of their all-Spanish Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid in 2011.

Joe Kinnear

An infamous press conference featuring former Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear contained 52 swear words in five minutes.

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