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"I've won more titles alone than the rest of the managers in this league combined." - Jose Mourinho had presumably been sitting on this gem until Arsene Wenger left Arsenal.

"Give them all the help they need because clearly they cost us two points today. It's a joke." - Parklife! Charlie Austin's ref rant sounded even better with a Blur soundtrack.

"Claudio (Ranieri) is risk-free and ready-made for the Premier League, and particularly so for what we need at this moment at Fulham." - Cottagers owner Shahid Khan is confident he has the right man for the job.

"We have to stay calm, don't panic - like Dad's Army - don't panic and carry on doing your job because it's a long, long season." - Rafael Benitez channels his inner Corporal Jones.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez
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"I'm back. I'm happy to be back." - West Ham's Marko Arnautovic announces his return, even though he hadn't actually been anywhere.

"There were 14 years between the first one and the last one. It cannot happen anymore - for the next 14 years." - Fined for running onto the pitch against Everton, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pencils in 2033 for his next incursion.

"I can't wait to get out of it, if I'm honest. I think we'll be far better out. In every aspect. Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world." - Neil Warnock was frustrated by the Brexit negotiations. But Cardiff's Prexit came first.

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"It gives me the belief that we are going to make much more points in the second part of the season than we did in the first part." - At least Mourinho got that right.

"Caption this." - Paul Pogba's cryptic Instagram post shortly after Mourinho's sacking.

"You do one as well." - Gary Neville's not so cryptic response.

"The fact of the matter is it appears this group of players is extremely difficult to motivate." - Maurizio Sarri put the blame squarely on his players after Chelsea's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

"I wanted to kill him." Ranieri took Aboubakar Kamara's penalty miss against Huddersfield well.

Aboubakar Kamara argues with Aleksandar Mitrovic over the penalty
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"My wife said to me 'darling, if you had wanted to thump the referee and linesman, I wouldn't have stopped you'." Cardiff's controversial defeat by Chelsea even left Mrs Warnock fuming.

"I had to tell her off. I fined her a week's wages because she can't say things like that." - Neil Warnock hits Sharon in the pocket.

"Claudio Ranieri agreed to my decision that a change was in the best interest of everyone." - Khan changed his tune with Fulham heading for the drop.

"Nothing about this United team I like at all. They're just awful." - Neville reaches his wits' end with Manchester United.

"We are fighting with the best Liverpool ever, one of the best teams I've seen in my life." - Pep Guardiola bigs up Manchester City's title rivals.

"I said, 'no shoot Vinnie, no shoot'!" - Vincent Kompany's flagrant disregard for his manager's instructions comes to light after City's crucial win at Leicester.


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