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Who said what? Best 2014/15 Premier League manager quotes of the season

| 30.05.2015

With the Premier League football season done and dusted, Coral take a look at the best quotes of the campaign from managers and players alike and, we have included video clips to refresh your memory. See if you spot your favourite!

There are probably a few things that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wishes he hadn’t said this year, though this perhaps tops the pile. In a press conference live from the Reds’ Melwood training ground in November, he eluded to Tottenham’s spending from the summer before.

Everyone admires confidence, though Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver was recorded here, maybe taking it a stretch too far, in this firm declaration.

It wouldn’t be a season in the Premier League without a gem from Chelsea’s outspoken boss Jose Mourinho, whose side are 13/8 with Coral to retain the title next term. In response to Arsene Wenger’s quip about his side playing boring football, the ‘Special One’ had this to say:

Tim Sherwood demonstrated he is a man of many talents, after correcting one reporter on a fashion issue during one interview, see below for details!

New Manchester United manager responds to accusations from of all people Sam Allardyce of his team being a long ball side, in a very interesting manner. Remember this post-match press conference after the match between the Red Devils and West Ham United?

The one you’ve all been waiting for. There isn’t even any need to drop any hints, but just to say, enjoy this once again from Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson.

Here is the full dialogue in text for those that want to read it!


“Have you been on holiday for six months? Have you?

“I think you must have had your head in the clouds, away or on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don’t know the answer to that question, then I think your question is absolutely unbelievable.

“The fact that you don’t understand where I’m coming from. If you don’t understand that question then I think you are an ostrich – your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand?

“Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.

“I can. You can’t.

“You’ve been here often enough. To ask that question you’re being very, very silly or you’re being absolutely stupid. One of the two. For you to ask that question, I’m sorry son, but you are daft.

“You’re wrong. You’ve been in here. I know you have, so don’t give that **** with me. Please, don’t give that **** with me.

“I’ll smile at you because I can afford to smile at you.

“Now, do you want to ask a different question or do you want to ask it differently? Go on, ask it. Or are you not capable?”



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.