Sir Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho has received a huge honour and recognition by the Oxford English Dictionary.
The two manager were honoured as Oxford English Dictionary added their iconic phrase to the dictionary ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The OED earlier announce move to add 15 footballing terms to the dictionary ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“There’s a World Cup kicking off in November, and while the OED already covered a large number of football terms, from catenaccio to nutmeg to water carrier , this select batch of 15 additions fills a few gaps in our formation.” OED announce.
Ferguson and Mourinho have both given the English football some iconic moment of football.
With their legacy and contribution to football remembered and rewarded by the OED adding their phrase to the dictionary.
Ferguson’s ‘squeaky bum time‘, and Mourinho’s ‘park the bus’ are two of the 15 phrase added to the OED.
Ferguson ‘squeaky bum time’ was described as: “a particularly tense period of time, esp. one leading up to the climax of a competition or event“.
Mourinho’s famous ‘park the bus’ expression reads: “To play in a very defensive way, typically by having the majority of outfield players close to their own goal and showing little attacking intent.”
Mourinho first used the term to describe how Tottenham set up their defense against his Chelsea side during his first spell at Stamford Bridge.
He then rephrase it in 2013, saying Chelsea ‘parked the Ferrari’ in a 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Other phrases to have been added to the OED include: Rabona, tiki-taka, gegenpressing, trequartista and Panenka.
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