5 Football Managers Who Hit Back at the Media

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5 Football Managers Who Hit Back at the Media
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Following Chelsea's 3-0 win over Valencia, which saved them from Champions League elimination, manager Andre Villas-Boas could not issue a verbal riposte to the media.

The press have spent the past few weeks hinting that the Portuguese boss would not last long in the job, having fallen well behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and scraping through their group in Europe. 

Villas-Boas greeted those same members of the press and had a pop back at them, saying: "We've been continually chased by different kinds of people, but today we've given everybody (those critics) a slap in the face.

"We have become your target, we have to accept it. Tomorrow, it's unfortunate for you guys because you'll have to report on a brilliant win for Chelsea and finishing first.

"Tomorrow is difficult for you guys. I'll never pick a fight with you guys."

In honour of AVB's biting back at the media, here are five more managers who have not been afraid to have a go back at the hacks.

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