Seven most outrageous manager meltdowns after Mikel Arteta's North London derby outburst including Mourinho & Guardiola

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta was in a terrible mood after his team's 3-0 loss on Thursday's North London derby at Tottenham.

Arteta channelled his inner Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho with a rare post-match outburst as he was visibly unhappy with the referee's decision to send Rob Holding off in the first half.

The Spaniard decided to remain coy as he feared a ban but couldn't hide his frustrations towards match official Paul Tierney.

Arteta said: "Well if I say what I think then I'm suspended for six months. So I cannot say.

"I'm allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game but I don't know how to lie, and I don't like lying… so I prefer not to say what I think."

But this is certainly not the first time we witness a manager meltdown in the beautiful game.

SunSport take you back to SEVEN of the most unforgettable tantrums by well-known gaffers:

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Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is famous for his post-match interviews as he never holds back.

Except one time during the disastrous 2015-2016 season, which saw his second stint at Stamford Bridge end in tears.

Mourinho saw the West Londoners lose 3-1 to Liverpool at home and the Portuguese tactician shockingly had "nothing to say" in one of many tantrums.

The current Roma boss said: "I have nothing to say. Nothing, nothing. Nothing to say."

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Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also doesn't shy away from showing frustration, especially after a bad result.

But he never flew off the handle more than he did in 2011 after then Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho got under his skin.

The then Barcelona boss lashed out at Mourinho following some comments he made in a profanity-laden tirade ahead of an all-Spanish Champions League semi-final.

Guardiola said: "He can do or say whatever he wants. In this room Mourinho is the f*****g chief, the f*****g boss. I don't have to compete with him in here."


Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not in the best of moods after a poor result.

That showed last year after a 4-1 loss to Manchester City when a journalist asked him about the gap with City in the Premier League table.

A furious Klopp responded: "I really think you should prepare for your job a little bit better, to be honest. How can you ask – they are 13 points away, in my understanding – and this question about becoming champions…

"Do you really think that's an appropriate question at the moment? You have only two questions and you waste one for that? Your fault. You had only two questions; you had only two questions… You wasted it."

Rafa Benitez

In today's society where populism and fake news are more common than we would hope it is always important to look back at the facts.

But former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez may have given too much thought on facts in 2009 when talking about his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson.

Benitez said: “I was surprised by what has been said, but maybe they [United] are nervous because we are at the top of the table.

“But I want to talk about facts. I want to be clear, I do not want to play mind games too early, although they seem to want to start. But I have seen some facts. On 1 November, they played Hull and Mr Ferguson had a two-match touchline ban and a £10,000 fine after confronting Mike Dean, the referee, for improper conduct."

Benitez's rant went on and the former Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton boss mentioned that word at least six times.

Antonio Conte

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is also never afraid to say what's on his mind.

Conte is making a strong case for a top-four finish this season, especially after Spurs' victory over rivals Arsenal, but his short stint in North London hasn't exactly been smooth sailing.

The Italian underwent a poor run earlier in the campaign and felt so deflated he even questioned his ability to lead Tottenham.

Conte said after February's loss to Burnley: "Maybe I’m not so good. Tottenham called me to improve the situation but I’m too honest."

Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan's outburst is perhaps the most famous and popular managerial rant in Premier League history.

It was back in 1996 when legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed teams tried harder against his side than Keegan's Newcastle.

The former England manager then came unglued, and we all loved it.

Keegan said: "We have not resorted to that, but I'll tell you, you can tell him now if you're watching it, we're still fighting for this title, and he's got to go to Middlesbrough and get something, and… and… I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them, love it!"

Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson was feeling the heat in 2015 as he was trying to save Leicester from relegation.

But his focus quickly switched to ostriches – out of all things – when he hit back at a question referring to previous criticism he has received.

Pearson said: "If you don’t know the answer to 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."

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