10 things you’ll never hear a football manager say

Ollie Irish

28th, September 2006


Following yesterday’s 10 things you’ll never hear a football commentator say, it’s the turn of the managers.

Arsene1 Arsene Wenger: "Yes, I saw the incident quite clearly from my seat on the touchline and the referee was right to send my player off."
2 Sir Alex Ferguson: "His advertising work is just something he’s got to do, and I understand that. He’ll earn more money doing that than playing football. Fair play to him, I say."
3 Jose Mourinho: "I’m H.A.P.P.Y. I’m H.A.P.P.Y. I know I am, I’m sure I am, I’m H.A.P.P.Y."
4 Alan Pardew: "This club is crying out for foreign investment. The sooner the takeover goes through, the better."
5 Neil Warnock: "I’ve had enough of the Premier League. I wish we’d never been promoted."
6 Glenn Roeder: "As I was saying to Tom Cruise and Richard Branson over cocktails last night, I live for excitement. That’s why I’ve recently taken up base-jumping."
7 Harry Redknapp: "I’m so sorry about the tapping up. You’ve caught me red-handed."
8 Martin O’Neill: "Could we talk about something other than football, please?"
9 Mark Hughes: "Take it easy, fellas. We’re not going to make many friends with tackles like that, are we?"
10 Ian Holloway: "No, I’m afraid I don’t really have an opinion on that."

[Rob Parker]