Paolo Di Canio
The Italian rose to notoriety when he famously pushed over referee Paul Alcock after being shown a red card when playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Arsenal in September 1998. He was banned for 11 games and never played for Wednesday again.
He then went to West Ham where he went on to earn legendary status, but not without his famous episodes both on and off the pitch. He once wrestled with teammate Frank Lampard for the ball over an argument over who would take a penalty in a 5-4 win over Bradford. In the same game, he sat down on the pitch and refused to play on, asking the bench to be subbed, after being refused four clear penalty claims.
His managerial career took a similar turn with both Swindon and Sunderland, where he was regularly in the papers for controversial comments and scuffles with his own players.