Top Five: Mourinho among these best ever ‘Goals on Sunday’ guests

Mourinho - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

The Special One earned a place as a top guest on Sky Sports’ ‘Goals on Sunday’ joining some Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle legends.

Less than two weeks on from the post-match temper tantrum that followed questions about Branislav Ivanovic’s non-bite against Everton, Jose Mourinho is back in the headlines once again after a notable outburst during Sky Sports’ ‘Goals on Sunday’ round-up show.

The Special One wasted no time in launching a tirade against those who have wronged the Blues so far this season with the Premier League broadcaster even coming under fire.

But Mourinho is just the latest in a long line of notable guests on the Sunday morning show – here are five of our favourites.

5. Ray Parlour

A ‘cheeky-chappie’ during his Arsenal days, Parlour offered up at least one reason why his time at Middlesbrough may have ended prematurely during one interview with Kamara and Shephard.

Sat alongside old teammate Ian Wright, the man known as the ‘Romford Pele’ regaled viewers with a tale from Gareth Southgate’s first meeting with the team as manager.

“’You can call me anything, Gareth said’” Parlour recalled, “’You can call me Gareth, boss, gaffer...’”

“I said 'What about big nose?'” Though it was initially greeted with laughs from all involved, a few weeks later Parlour found himself on his way to Hull.

4. Joey Barton

When he’s not getting involved in training ground bust-ups or groin-punching opponents in the Premier League, Barton can actually be quite an engaging interview subject.

And despite his fearsome reputation, Shephard and Kamara wasted little time in calling out the Queens Park Rangers midfielder for a particularly amusing press conference he gave – in a French accent – during a season-long loan at Marseille.

Kammy can barely contain himself when the questions began to turn to the infamous moment, asking, with a smirk, if Barton’s French has got any better. 

3. Tim Sherwood

Proof that Sky Sports’ Sunday morning round-up show offers plenty more besides goals and laughs came when Sherwood took to the sofa to discuss his controversial parting of ways with Tottenham.

In a frank interview, the new Aston Villa manager pulled no punches about goings-on at the club during his short tenure and defended the famous post-match interview he gave after defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League.

Sherwood also hit out at several players seemingly obsessed with playing in the Champions League. “For any player to think they’ve outgrown Tottenham football club is wrong in my opinion,” he said.

2. Andy Cole

The former Manchester United and Newcastle striker is not someone well-known for his sense of humour, having previously failed to see the funny side in those rumours that he asked reporters to call him Andrew Cole during his later years as a player.

But when the Premier League goalscoring legend paid a visit to ‘Goals on Sunday’ Kamara knew exactly what he wanted to ask Cole about – his all-too-brief rap career.

Not only did the exchange allow Cole to offer some insight into how such a crazy scheme came together in the first place it also allowed Kammy to utter the immortal words “Snoop Doggy Cole” in reference to the Red Devils favourite.

1. Edgar Davids

Though Tottenham fans will insist that academy product Ryan Mason has brought a Davids-like flavour back to the Spurs midfield, when it comes to 'Goals on Sunday' visits few can do it like the Dutchman, as demonstrated in this particular incident.

Recalling his time as player and later manager at then-League Two side Barnet, the Holland great remembered a moment of clarity enjoyed during his debut appearance for the club in which he said to himself: “I’m f*****g Edgar Davids.”

Though the likes of Roberto Di Matteo and Gianfranco Zola among others have been singled out for using bad language on the ‘Goals of Sunday’ sofa in the past, they paled in comparison to Davids’ effort.

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