Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood was outraged by Jorge Jesus last week but the latter now wants to make up.
Benfica are a Portuguese Liga side with an illustrious history - they have been champions of their country 32 times, are two-time European Cup winners, two-time UEFA Cup/Europa League winners, once bragged the all-time great Eusebio within their roster and have a 65,000 capacity stadium.
They are, as Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood acknowledged last week after witnessing his Spurs slump to a 3-1 loss at White Hart Lane in the first leg of their Europa League tussle, a "classy club", however, that does not extend to their manager Jorge Jesus, whom Sherwood clashed with on the touchline.
He said at the time, as quoted by the Daily Mail: "Waving goodbye like that [with three fingers]? It lacks class. Why would anyone do that? He’s got a good side, of course he has but [he is] not for me, thank you. I have no intention of speaking to him."
Spurs take on Benfica in the return leg at the Estadio da Luz later today, Thursday, as they hope to overturn the two-goal deficit and Jesus has attempted to bury the hatchet.
"These moments happen between coaches but always with respect," said Jesus at a press conference.
"I did not make any obsence gesture toward the Tottenham manager so I respect him. It's true I gestured to him when we were winning 3-0 but it was not anything more than that."