FIFA Coaches: 25 Outrageous Coach Moments
Soccer coaches have provided some of the most outrageous moments ever seen on and off the pitch. Whether we love them or hate them, we can all agree they are some of the most entertaining people on earth.
Here are 25 of the most outrageous moments in coaching history. Feel free to post more moments in the comments!
25. Jose Mourinho Laughs at Cristiano Ronaldo
A good laugh doesn't necessarily constitute an outrageous moment.
When Jose Mourinho laughs at Cristiano Ronaldo embarrassing himself on the field, that's worth noting.
Here Ronaldo seems to think he has wings as he tries to head in the ball past an Almeria defender and nearly falls flat on his face.
While the rest of the coaching staff is furious about the play, Mourinho cannot contain his laughter.
24. Pep Guardiola Rips Jose Mourinho
Not much animation from Pep Guardiola in this clip, but just pay attention to what he's saying about his biggest rival.
For those who do not speak Spanish, the subtitles do an okay job of getting the point across.
If you do speak Spanish, this one is especially for you. Pep has a quote starting at 1:19 which I won't bother to translate here. The subtitle should be close enough.
Any American coach caught saying something like this on camera about his peers wouldn't have a job by the time the cameras stopped rolling.
23. Maradona Press Conference
Diego Maradona tells the press:
"They can suck it and keep on sucking it."
Classic Diego moment.
22. Yet Another Maradona Press Conference
Diego Maradona back at it again.
Here a reporter asks Maradona about his affection towards players including all the kisses and hugs during the World Cup.
Just watch and listen to this reaction.
21. North Korea Cries Poison
After a loss to South Korea on April 1, 2009, North Korean coach Kim Jong-hun accused the South Koreans of poisoning it's players before the match.
20. Alan Pardew Celebrates, Arsène Wengar Shoves
A big win on the part of West Ham over Arsenal gets coach Alan Pardew pumped up and begins a celebration.
Only in soccer will you see an opposing coach react the way Arsène Wengar does here. Watch the shoving begin at :24.
19. Roberto Mancini Loses His Cool
An out of bounds ball caught by Dave Moyes probably would have done better not being caught.
A frustrated Roberto Mancini loses his cool during a match between Everton and Manchester City, shoving Moyes and snatching the ball to hand to his player in order to continue the match.
A shoving match ensues and both coaches are promptly ejected from the match.
18. Roy Keane Gets Angry at a Cell Phone Ring
Roy Keane, coach of Ipswich Town, gets cut off during his response to a question about cheating. Already discussion a touchy subject, Keane gets touchy about someone's cell phone going off.
It wasn't the first time.
17. Maradona Doesn't Mind the Jabulani
While players during the 2010 World Cup complained endlessly about the Jabulani, Maradona was busy whipping in free kicks as if he were suiting up for Argentina.
What makes this clip outrageous is the fact he does it over, and over, and over. Sure the video is edited and he probably missed a few, but to place kicks with that type of strength at his age is remarkable, even outrageous.
16. Maradona Kicks a Fan
OK if you didn't expect as many Diego Maradona slides as you've seen already, you must be living under a rock, as this list can easily be all about him.
While Maradona struggles to hold up a banner for his current club Al Wasl, a fan covered by the banner sticks his hand under it and lifts it. Maradona, frustrated, begins to kick the fan.
15. Mourinho: Up Close and Personal with Pep and Ibrahimovic
No one can ever tell what is going on in the head of Jose Mourinho. He's had many moments in his career that have fans wondering, "what the heck?"
This is one of those moments. For whatever reason, Mourinho decides to cozy up behind Pep Guardiola and Zlatan Ibrahimovic share some words.
What in the world is Mourinho thinking doing this during a Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Inter Milan?
14. Coach Slaps Player
Apparently fighting the other team gets you a beating from your own coach in this league.
13. Brazilian Coach Losses Control
Brazilian coach losses himself in frustration.
Someone get this man suited up and on the field!
11. Sir Alex Ferguson: "Stupidest Question I've Ever Heard."
One of the more candid responses during a press conference comes from Sir Alex Ferguson.
A reporters asks Ferguson what Barcelona player he would sign if given a blank check.
Don't test his patience.
10. Mourinho Tosses His Medal
9. Barcelona Effect on Catalonia?
In case you need to brush up on your Spanish history, know that the Catalonia is an autonomous community in northwestern Spain. Although by law they are Spanish citizens, those from Catalonia claim their own nationality. It's a touchy subject among the Spanish and Catalonians.
Barcelona has long been considered the national team of Catalonia. Much of what makes the Barcelona and Real Madrid rivalry so fierce are the political ideologies each team represents, whether or not those representations are intended.
Watch Pep's reaction to a reporter asking about Barcelona's affect on Catalonia, in English.
8. Only 3 Subs Pep!
Pay attention to Gerard Pique's face as Pep Guardiola signals for a fourth substitute. Priceless.
Tierry Henry seems to love the mix-up too.
7. Something's Wrong with Pique
Three in a row here for good ol' Pep.
Apparently Gerard Pique has a couple of marbles loose according to the Barcelona head man.
6. Roberto Mancini Celebration
Roberto Mancini goes wild in celebration after Man City score against Villareal in Champions League.
OK. Admittedly this video exaggerates the celebration with its remixed footage, but you'll get the idea. Enjoy this one.
5. Arsene Wenger Sent to the Stands
Following the kick of a water bottle on the sidelines, Arsene Wenger is sent to the stands by the fourth referee.
Watch Wenger make the best of the situation and taunt the ref, with the fans backing him up every second.
4. Messi Stinks
Jose Mourinho isn't too fond of Lionel Messi's smell.
3. The Laundry Bin
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Legend has it Jose Mourinho hid in a laundry basket ten minutes before the end of a Chelsea Champions League match from which he was banned.
Reports detail Mourinho's early arrival at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho, despite being banned from the match, allegedly waiting for players and still gave pre-game and half-time talks.
He is then said to have hid in a laundry basket which was wheeled to the leisure club where he popped out and surprised players.
Wouldn't put this past the "Special One."
2. Maradona Runs over Reporter
Diego Maradona ran over a reporter's foot, and in turn yells back at the reporter as if its his fault.
1. The Mourinho Eye Poke
Who can forget the 2011 Spanish Super Cup?
Messi wins the cup for Barcelona.
Players clear the benches before the game is even over.
Mourinho tries to poke out Tito Vilanova's eye out.