Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal… Top FIVE odd managerial quotes

“Now we have to play against Chelsea and in the Netherlands they say ‘that is another Kuche’, or another ‘biscuit’.”

Okay then, Louis. The weird expression came from the mouth of Manchester United’s very own boss after his side’s West Brom draw, referencing the weekend clash with Chelsea.

With the quotes being… well, odd, we thought we’d have a look back at some more strange managerial utterances.




Jose’s eggs…


“In the supermarket, you have eggs class one, class two, class three. Some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.”

Jose talking about… wait, we have no idea what he’s talking about!

Rafa talks priests and sugar…

Rafa talks priests and sugar…


“Every single press conference is worse than the last one. Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar. He doesn’t understand, maybe he has been in the job for not so long.”

After being accused of wasting money by Anfield successor Roy Hodgson, Benitez responded with this wonderfully odd retort.

Eric Cantona and seagulls…


“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”

Okay, he’s not a manager, but we couldn’t let this one slip by. It’s of course Cantona speaking to journalists after being hit with a ban for his kung-fu kick.

Holloway makes it in!


“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best.

“Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee.”

The king of the weird managerial speech. Holloway has a decent back catalogue, and this is at the top.

Wenger compares Reyes to Miss World…


“It’s like you wanting to marry Miss World and she doesn’t want you, what can I do about it? I can try to help you, but if she does not want to marry you what can I do?”

Wenger defends his inability to keep Jose Reyes happy…

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