5 managers who went toe-to-toe with their own fans

Jose Mourinho
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As Pep Guardiola has shown us this week, there’s no amount of success that can fully insulate a manager from criticism from his own club’s fanbase - especially if he wades into matters away from the results on the pitch.

The Manchester City boss called for more fans to turn out for this weekend’s game against Southampton, after fewer than 40,000 were in attendance for the midweek 6-3 victory over RB Leipzig.

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