Top Five Touchline Tusslesby Mick Bates / 09 February 2015, 17:03Tweet
With the bizarre incident that took place in the Leicester City vs Crystal Palace match where Leicester manager Nigel Pearson appeared to strangle poor James McArthur who had seconds earlier accidently ran into the manager and knocked him to the floor we thought we'd take a look at some of the other bust ups that occurred on the touchlines in recent years and present to you our top five touchline tussles.
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Alan Pardew vs David Meyler
The then Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew appeared to head-butt Hull player David Meyler during their game at the KC Stadium in March 2014. The two had become entangled and the outcome saw Pardew sent to the stands and Meyler given a yellow card.
Many pundits at the time thought this would be the end of his tenure at Newcastle United.
Delio Rossi vs Adem Ljajic
In May 2012 during their match with Novara whist drawing 2-2, Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi decided to take off Adem Ljajic however the manager did not take kindly to the players sarcastic hand clap as he left the pictch and then violently attacked the player.
The manager was subsequently sacked by the Italian club and banned from Italian football for three months.
Paolo Di Canio vs Leon Clarke
In 2011, Swindon manager Di Canio's side has just lost 3-1�to Southampton in the Carling Cup when Clarke appeared to be agitated over his fitness level thinking that he would have to be training hard the following day, this led to the pair having their infamous confrontation in the player's tunnel.
David Moyes vs Roberto Mancini
The Italian manager barged into Moyes after the Everton manager caught a on the touchline and was refusing to release it and time wasting as the Merseyside club were leading Manchester City by two goals.
The injury time indecent resulted in both managers being sent to the stands.
Arsene Wenger vs Alan Pardew
Once again Alan Pardew features in our list, this time however the incident does not involve another player but the manager of the opposing team and it's more handbags at dawn than Royal Rumble.
In 2010 when Pardew was in charge of West Ham his winning celebrations somewhat riled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger resulting in the manager pushing Pardew to one side with the managers then having to be split up by the fourth official.