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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
Strachan… Gord only knows what he’ll say next (Img: Мельников Александр)

It’s the Holloway Zaha Rant that’s sweeping the nation! You may by now have seen Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway exploding at a reporter for daring to ask him about in-demand starlet Wilfried Zaha…

Well, that got Football Burp thinking back over other great manager-reporter showdowns, and the following sprung handily to mind. Can you think of any we’ve missed? Have your say in the comments section below…

Kenny Dalglish

The Liverpool manager didn’t take too kindly to being told that Luis Suarez hadn’t shaken Patrice Evra’s hand…

…or to being asked about Andy Carroll’s lifestyle…

Harry Redknapp

The Tottenham Hotspur manager was a trifle miffed at Sky Sports’s Rob Palmer for labelling him a “wheeler dealer”.

Arsene Wenger

Did the travelling Arsenal fans deserve more? The Frenchman was in no mood to answer…

Walter Smith

The Rangers boss was incredulous at Chick Young’s implication that his illustrious new signings Brian Laudrup and Basile Boli weren’t top European players. Warning: sweary.

Gordon Strachan

Here’s a selection of the newly appointed Scottish manager’s spikiest moments…

Graham Taylor

The greatest of them all? Graham Taylor, England Manager takes on Rob Shepherd during that ill-fated qualifying campaign for USA ’94.

Roy Keane

Altogether now: “Who’s phone is that?” Keane was managing Ipswich Town when he issued the following blood-curdling glare…

Joe Kinnear

The Newcastle United boss launched this astonishing broadside at a room full of critical journalists…(warning: sweary)…

Sir Alex Ferguson

The hairdryer treatment is very much implied as the Manchester United overlord knocks back a journalist’s question about the Ryder Cup…

…and also has the following credits on his impressive ‘lambasting reporters’ CV…

Roy Hodgson

While manager of Liverpool, the current England boss was distinctly irritated when asked about Daniel Agger’s future…

…ditto when a journalist arrived late to a press conference and began setting up his kit right in front of him…

David Moyes

The Everton manager had specified that there be no questions about his reported bust-up with Victor Anichebe…

Craig Levein

Strachan’s predecessor as Scotland boss was not best pleased when asked about criticism of his team selection…

Brian Clough

A young John Motson is given a torrid time by the legendary Nottingham Forest manager…

Can you think of any great manager-reporter clashes? Have your say in the comments section below…

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