In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Nicolas Anelka wants to break free, Carl Froch cannot ignore George Groves, and Tim Sherwood doesn't fancy playing the role of Supernanny.
"They are men. I'm a manager, not a babysitter"
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood refuses to back down in his criticism of his players.
"There's a perception they are in a dishevelled place of chaos"
Ireland coach Les Kiss on the threat of the French.
"He is a coach and he must give respect a little bit. He is always talking about everyone and that is not the correct way"
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure tells Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to shut up.
"Wishing to retain my integrity, I have therefore taken the decision to free myself"
Nicolas Anelka has been sacked in the end by West Brom. But he's still free nonetheless.
"Me? Me or the ref?"
Jose Mourinho, it's likely to be you who will get punished for what you did at Villa Park.
"I'm ignoring Mr Idiot Boy and all his rubbish"
Carl Froch may find it difficult not to listen to what George Groves has to say.
"I can imagine on June 7th that he's going to ask for rose petals, otherwise he won't walk into the ring"
Sergio Martinez was clearly less than pleased at Miguel Cotto's demands on being in the champion's corner for their fight despite being the challenger.
"We won't miss his bad jokes but as a coach, he has been very good to me personally"
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus came under fire from Tim Sherwood after goading him with a three-finger salute during his side's 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.
"Next year there will be no BOD on their side so, maybe, God will be on ours"
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre reflects on their loss to Ireland and Brian O'Driscoll's career.
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