Footage of Roberto Martínez throwing shapes at a Jason Derulo gig charmed all and sundry, so here are some more videos of football managers dancing.
The Everton boss loves to deploy superlatives such as ‘incredible’ and ‘phenomenal’, both of which could be applied to his moves in the following camera phone clip:
Alas Martínez’s outlandish dancing was not spontaneous – he was merely following instructions from Derulo along with the rest of the crowd.
Nevertheless, it certainly whet the appetite for more videos of football managers dancing:
Louis van Gaal
Watch the current Man Utd boss enjoying some funky house during Amsterdam’s Gay Pride parade in 2013:
If only he was half as animated on the touchline at Old Trafford, eh United fans?
Sir Alex Ferguson
File under ‘dad dancing’! Here’s United’s, nay English football’s, most successful ever manager swaying in a somewhat stilted fashion while singing The Proclaimers classic “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)”:
Back to the funkier side of town, now, as Holloway rewards his Crystal Palace players for reaching the play-off final by treating them to some whirlwind shape-throwing:
Celtic’s Norwegian manager celebrated a 2-0 win over Rangers last February by dancing with a fan to the strains of Eddy Grant’s “Gimme Hope Jo’anna”:
There is some doubt as to whether this is actually the Liverpool boss entertaining his kids with a slam dunk followed by a funny dance in the garden, but it certainly looks like him:
And here’s one who didn’t: Ruud Gullit
The Dutch legend sang on 1998 single “Not the Dancing Kind”, which is a little strange since his air of cool and love of “sexy football” mark him down as a far likelier-seeming dancer than any of the above: