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Best Managerial Explosions In Light Of Fireworks Night

Edenbridge Bonfire Society have a brilliant tradition of choosing hate figures to turn into a celebrity guy every Firework Night and Jose Mourinho is fast becoming a favourite following his latest media outburst.

Our Favourite Explosive Managers


The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’s’ pyrotechnics after defeat to Liverpool last Saturday was yet another example of the Portuguese manager courting controversy – not that he’d comment on it. Imagine his press conference tonight if Dynamo Kiev hand the Blues another Champions League defeat….

With Guy Fawkes Night set to go off tomorrow it got us thinking about the best managerial explosions and here are some of‘ favourites.

Kevin Keegan Loves It

As the title race reached a crescendo in the 1995-96 campaign Kevin Keegan detonated when Fergie accused clubs of not trying against Newcastle. The result was the infamous ‘I would love it’ verbal diatribe:

Roy Keane and the silent treatment

Keane was never one to mess with on the pitch, nor off the pitch. Whilst in charge of Ipswich a mobile rang during a press conference to the annoyance of the former Man Utd great. #Awkward

Rafa Rant

Fawkes Fact: Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that would have followed.

Rafa Benitez is a fan of facts and responded to Sir Alex’s claims that Liverpool would choke in the
2009 campaign. Armed with a piece of paper he ranted away at Mr Ferguson before his team eventually choked to hand their rivals the title.