The five funniest manager rants: featuring ex-Newcastle, Tottenham bosses

Rafa Benitez

We take a look at five of the funniest rants given out by Premier League managers.

In honour of Rafael Benitez’s birthday, it is worth remembering his famous rant at Chelsea fans, after his faltering Blues side overcame Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

He accused the fans of making it hard for the team with the continual criticism of the coach - whose former Liverpool links did little to endear him to the Stamford Bridge crowds - and claimed that the ‘interim’ tag on his job title undermined his control of the team.

It was a rant worthy of the Premier League, and Benitez was just one in a long line of managers to vent their frustration, shout at the media, and even just walk out of interviews when their buttons have been pressed too much.

With a number of Premier League jobs likely to be open in the summer, and Benitez set to leave his role in charge of Napoli, it may be that the Spaniard returns to England ahead of next season.

However, even if he does, it is likely that he will not come up with another rant to match his - or any of these five following videos.

Joe Kinnear - Newcastle United

Harry Redknapp - Tottenham Hotspur

Kevin Keegan - Manchester United

Harry Redknapp (again) - QPR

Rafael Benitez - Liverpool

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