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John Giles' bemused reaction to Mourinho's "childish" celebration at Juventus

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08:06 8 Nov 2018


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It's not the first time Jose Mourinho has made a pointed celebration at full-time in a big game. 

Back when he was at FC Porto, he ran down the touchline to celebrate a late goal against Manchester United. Whilst at Inter Milan, he made his way onto the pitch and pointed into the stands after seeing his side stop Barcelona and on Wednesday night, he followed up his Manchester United side's late turn-around against Juventus by cupping his hands over his ears in the direction of the Juve fans, something that didn't go down well with the Italian club's players - some of whom tried to confront him before he was ushered down the tunnel.

Leeds United and Ireland legend John Giles joined us as always on a Thursday and to say he wasn't impressed by Mourinho's latest antics would be an understatement.  

"How childish can you be?" he said in reaction.

"He's the best in the world at that. But I don't get it. They've just had a big win. He should be delighted with himself and not get on the pitch. Get off the pitch and go into the dressing room and see the players when they go back into the dressing room. It's no coincidence, it's him all the time."

He also believes that it's overshadowed the achievement of snatching an unlikely win at one of Europe's most daunting arenas.

"They should be talking about the players, and the team, and the win," John continued.

"But you wonder, does he do it on purpose? Well, if he doesn't. He's making a good job of it because if you go back over the years, whether it be Chelsea or anywhere else, why is he in the papers all that much? The fact is, he's in the papers more than anybody else." 

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