10 Most Memorable Football Quotes of 2015

This has been one heck of a year in football. Sure, there hasn't been a men's World Cup but that doesn't mean that there hasn't been plenty of memorable incidents.

From Barcelona's brilliance in club football, to surprise Euro 2016 qualifiers and American dominance at the Women's World Cup there has been plenty to fill column inches and YouTube highlight reels this year.

There have also been some incredible quotes, cracks and outbursts in 2015 and here are ten of the best:

1.) Jürgen Klinsmann

"I had a very severe word with Fabian Johnson, and I sent him home today. He can rethink his approach about his team." - Jürgen Klinsmann after USMNT fullback Fabian Johnson faked an injury during their match against Mexico in October.

2.) Don Garber

"There’s a development gap between the knowledge of our fan base and, in some cases, our broadcasters and the way the game has developed." - Don Garber on fan and media criticism of MLS referees.

3.) Jose Mourinho

"The lady is a bit confused, with all respect. I’m not laughing, because her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti. The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time. And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me." - Jose Mourinho, eloquently responding to comments made by Rafa Benitez's wife Montse.

4.) Jürgen Klopp

"I’m am not going to call myself anything. I am a normal guy from the Black Forest. My mother is watching this press conference at home. If you are going to call me anything, call me the normal one." - Jürgen Klopp goes out of his way at his first press conference to let the press know that he isn't Jose Mourinho.

5.) Jamie Vardy

"Chat Shit, get banged" - OK, Jamie Vardy actually tweeted this a few years ago, but that was before anyone besides his mom knew who he was.

6.) John Carver

"I am a positive guy. I still think I am the best coach in the Premier League." - John Carver goes into a dellusional meltdown while in temporary charge of Newcastle.

7.) Sam Allardyce

"All this tippy tappy stuff everybody keeps going on about as the right way to play football is all a load of bollocks." - "Big" Sam Allardyce calls it like he sees it.

8.) Sepp Blatter

"I'll be back." - Ban or no ban, FIFA supreme villain in chief Sepp Blatter promises to return.

9.) Michael O'Neill

"I wouldn’t like to comment on that. We may have rehydration issues." - When asked how his players were doing, Northern Ireland Michael O’Neill manager hints that they may have enjoyed a drink or two after qualifying for Euro 2016.

10.) Roy Keane

"Yes, why wouldn’t he be? He didn’t have the baby. Unless he’s breastfeeding he should be all right." - Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane still expected striker Robbie Keane to be available to face Germany despite the arrival of his second son.


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