Levski Sofia manager tries to trip up opposing player mid-match

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It’s an all too familiar sight when a manager loses his rag on the touchline and either attempts to berate the fourth official or run the riot act at his squad members.

In some extreme cases the gaffer in question might enter the field of play and try to take things up with the referee, an act which usually results in him being sent to spend the rest of the match in the stands. What most audiences won’t be used to witnessing is a manager stepping onto the pitch to try and win the ball back from an opposing player.

Managers getting involved

Yes, we’ve seen Jose Mourinho tackling Olly Murs at Soccer Aid too, but we’re talking about a competitive fixture here. Even The Special One manages to reign it in to some degree for those.

But that’s where he and Levski Sofia boss Jose Murcia differ apparently, as the latter is more than happy to take matters into his own hands when it comes to it. Despite the fact that his side won their last outing 3-0 against Botev Plovdiv yesterday, Murcia caused a certain amount of controversy when he took to the pitch and tried to trip up Yordan Hristov - a defender for the home side - whilst he was running down the wing.

Getting away with murder

Amazingly Murcia was allowed to get away with a mere warning after missing Hristov, only moments after his own player had also tried to bring the No.11 down illegally.

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Watch Murcia's shocking action

Murcia himself has had a managerial career which has lasted 22 years, though most of that was spent in Spain. The biggest side he has taken charge of was reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, though Levski Sofia will most certainly feel a world away from them.

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