Jose Mourinho's unbeaten record as Real Madrid manager ended this weekwith a 5-0 hammering by Barcelona and he received a two-match touchlineban after allegations that Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos deliberatelygot sent off at Ajax.
The Portuguese coach has always had a reputationfor stirring up trouble. Whether insulting his counterparts or workinghimself up into a frenzy, the self-styled 'Special One' never fails toboth irritate and entertain.
As the Real boss looks to re-establish hisdominance at home to Valencia on Saturday, we look back at fivecontroversial Mourinho moments.
Mourinho was not stopped by a touchlineban in 2005 for the first leg of Chelsea's Champions Leaguequarter-final with Bayern Munich.
It's good to talk: Rui Faria (left) was reportedly in contact with Mourinho
His fitness coach was suspected ofwearing an earpiece under his woolly hat and the goalkeeping coach keptcarrying bits of paper to and from the dressing room. Just before theend of the game, Mourinho allegedly hid in a laundry basket and wassmuggled out to the Stamford Bridge gym.
Shh! 2005 Carling Cup final
After Chelsea grabbed a lateequaliser against Liverpool in the 2005 Carling Cup final, thanks toSteven Gerrard's own goal, Mourinho celebrated by strutting down thetouchline in front of the seething Liverpool fans with his fingerpressed to his lips in a hushing gesture.
Making his point: Jose gestures to the Liverpool fans
He was escorted from thetouchline as Chelsea went on to win 3-2. Mourinho later claimed thathis action had been directed at the British press.
Who needs medals?
When Chelsea wontheir second consecutive Premier League title in 2006, a delightedMourinho flung the winners' medal and his blazer into the crowd.
Throwing it away: Mourinho hurls his Barclays Premier League winners' medal into the Stamford Bridge crowd
Whenhe was awarded a second medal minutes later, he threw that at theStamford Bridge fans too, explaining: 'I have one from last season.'
The first medal was sold in 2008 by Bonhams for £21,600, and the secondearned £16,800 at auction earlier this year.
'Enemy of football'
The Chelsea boss alsoreceived a fine and two-match ban in 2005 for accusing referee AndersFrisk and Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard of meeting at half timeduring the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match.
Jumping for joy: Mourinho celebrates as Chelsea win the Champions League tie 5-4 on aggregate
Mourinhocomplained to UEFA, and Frisk received death threats, promptinghim to retire from the game. Volker Rioth, the head of UEFA's refereecommittee, called Mourinho 'an enemy of football'.
As Inter Milanmanager in February, Mourinho earned himself a three-match ban and £35,000 fine for repeatedly confronting and insulting the Serie Aofficials during his side's 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
Victim: the then Inter Milan manager gestures to the cameras
After WalterSamuel and Ivan Cordoba were sent off and Samuel Eto'o was booked foralleged diving, Mourinho laughed and made a handcuffs gesture to thephotographers and television cameras, to show that he felt his side hadbeen victimised.
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