We profile the greatest managers to watch in interviews, looking back at some memorable quotes and infamous rants.
Many football managers prefer to remain tight-lipped when speaking to the media. However, a select few are more than happy to speak their mind and tell broadcasters exactly what they think after a game.
It’s time to look at the top five must-watch managers in post-match interviews.
5. Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone works almost as hard as his players on matchday. The Argentine is always on the move on the touchline, throwing his arms around while barking instructions.
After the final whistle, ‘El Cholo’ often continues in the same manner, delivering passionate post-match interviews to frighten the life out of panic-stricken broadcasters and pundits.
4. Jurgen Klopp
When Liverpool win, Jurgen Klopp is a happy man. When Liverpool lose, interviewers would rather steer clear of Klopp, as the German manager is renowned for being a sore loser.
The Reds boss has dished up countless infamous excuses over the years, blaming his side’s defeats on wet pitches, dry pitches, windy conditions, snowy conditions and just about everything in between.
3. Pep Guardiola
Like Klopp, Pep Guardiola isn’t a fan of losing. Granted, the Manchester City manager rarely ends up on the losing side thanks to his extraordinary squad, but that doesn’t make him immune to post-match rants.
In fact, Guardiola often calls out his players when Man City win, urging superstars such as Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne to do better, even if they’ve just racked up a shedload of goals and assists!
2. Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is a man who speaks his mind. The fiery Italian isn’t afraid to berate his players, match officials, opposition coaches and whoever else he can think of during the course of an interview.
In a recent press conference, Conte did not hold back when criticising just about everything and everyone at Tottenham Hotspur. This is one of his many notable rants over the years.
1. Jose Mourinho
Few would argue that Jose Mourinho is not the GOAT when it comes to post-match interviews. The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ always dishes up drama and produces classic quotes on an almost weekly basis.
From his famous “respect, respect, respect” rant at Manchester United to his box-office interviews at Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Spurs and Porto, the current Roma boss certainly knows how to make headlines.
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