Rogues gallery– other gaffers who get a lit­tle hot un­der the col­lar

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CRaIG Brown is not the first foot­ball man­ager to get em­broiled in a bit of a stra­mash . . . JIM McLEAN a sem­i­nal fig­ure in the his­tory of Dundee United, he was forced to re­sign as chair­man fol­low­ing an ugly con­fronta­tion with BBC re­porter John Barnes in 2000. Irked by a per­sis­tent line of ques­tion­ing, McLean first swore at the jour­nal­ist, be­fore strik­ing him. He later is­sued an un­re­served apol­ogy for the in­ci­dent. JOHN LAM­BIE With his fond­ness for cigars and pi­geon rac­ing, the for­mer Partick This­tle man­ager be­came a cult fig­ure in Scot­tish foot­ball. His post-match in­ter­views be­came the stuff of leg­end among the press pack, with one di­a­tribe about a ref­eree fea­tur­ing 56 swear words. a BBC doc­u­men­tary was forced to bleep him out no less than 168 times. CRAIG LEVEIN Scot­land’s man­ager ap­pears a mild-man­nered fig­ure in the dugout, but dur­ing his play­ing days his tem­per­a­ment could boil over. While play­ing for Hearts, he punched his team-mate Graeme Hogg for al­low­ing Raith Rovers’ Gor­don Dalziel a scor­ing chance. Hogg’s nose was bro­ken in the in­ci­dent, and Levein was banned for 12 games. ALEX FER­GU­SON While there is no record of the Manch­ester United man­ager re­sort­ing to fisticuffs he is no stranger to con­fronta­tion. The Go­van-born boss is no­to­ri­ous for vent­ing his wrath at er­rant play­ers and jour­nal­ists.

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