- Jorge Sampaoli was returning from his daughter Sabrina's wedding on Sunday
- The vehicle he was in was pulled over and local reports said he lost his temper
- He was overhead shouting at one of the officers: 'You earn 100 pesos (£4.20) a month, idiot'
- The 57-year-old, who was smartly dressed, looked unsteady on his feet at times
- Sampaoli was being savaged in Argentina press and social media on Tuesday
Published: 07:43 EST, 26 December 2017 | Updated: 07:48 EST, 26 December 2017
This is the astonishing moment Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has to be dragged away by friends as he turns on police at a traffic stop.
The coach insulted one of the officers after the vehicle he was in was pulled over as he returned from his daughter Sabrina's wedding.
Local reports said he lost his temper after being told some of the eight people in the Ford Focus had to get out because it was too full.
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) appeared to turn on police at a traffic stop
A friend attempts to calm boss down by putting his arm around him before pulling him away
Millionaire Sampaoli, a passenger in the vehicle, could be overhead shouting at one of the officers as he headed back to his hotel on foot: 'You make me walk two blocks, a**hole.
'You earn 100 pesos (£4.20) a month, idiot.'
The video, taken by the driver of a car behind Sampaoli's vehicle, was going viral in the football manager's native Argentina on Tuesday.
The incident happened around 5.30am on Sunday in Casilda, the coach's home city which is in the province of Santa Fe around an hour's drive from Rosario where Lionel Messi comes from.
The woman driver of the Ford Focus passed a breath test before officers insisted the vehicle couldn't continue with so many people inside.
Federico Censi, a city councillor in charge of public safety, told local paper La Capital the car was allowed to continue after some of its passengers including Sampaoli got out.
The coach, who was smartly dressed in black trousers and a white shirt, wasn't happy with pals
He is said to have walked rest of the way back to his hotel, the Hotel Cuatro Plazas, in Casilda
He is said to have walked the rest of the way back to a four-star hotel he was staying at in the centre of the city, named as the Hotel Cuatro Plazas.
La Capital said the coach's brother Marcelo had apologised to officials afterwards in a phone call.
Sampaoli, pictured enjoying a Christmas Day lunch with his Chilean girlfriend Paula Valenzuela and his newly-married daughter, has now left Casilda to begin a short holiday.
He was being savaged in the Argentina press and social media on Tuesday over the incident, with some reports even claiming he may have been 'drunk' at the time.
Argentinian news website El Canciller posted the footage on its Twitter page under the headline: 'Sampaoli drunk and annoyed with the police? This video is doing the rounds.'
Coach's home city is around an hour's drive from Rosario where Lionel Messi (R) comes from
The coach, who was smartly dressed in black trousers and a white shirt and looked unsteady on his feet at times, appeared to continue arguing with the friends who walked away from the police with him.
The man recording the video says as he films him: 'There's Sampaoli, look at him. At a police stop. He's becoming violent.'
The manager's voice — and his ugly insult about the officer earning a pittance — can be clearly heard before his voice becomes muffled as he is led away by a taller man with him.
A friend's attempt to calm him down by putting his arm around his shoulder clearly fails, with Sampaoli brushing him away and appearing to rant at him for reasons which are not clear from the footage.
Spanish-based Argentine expat Fernando Jaimes Torres wrote in a newspaper comments section: 'If he was in Europe they would throw him in jail.'
Argentina named him as their new coach in May after reaching an agreement with Sevilla
Jose Ariel Corrado said: 'Stupid little runt. He thinks he can insult a worker because he's a millionaire.'
Guido Braxs added: 'They should sack him over this.' Alejandro Ruiz wrote: 'Shameful that a civil servant doing his job is denigrated like this. It pains me that this disgraceful man is going to represent our country in the World Cup next year.'
Last week Sampaoli, 57, was guest of honour at a tribute party for him organised at the amateur club in Casilda he played for and went on to manage — Club Atletico Alumni — to celebrate Argentina's qualification for next year's World Cup.
He told the 700 guests who attended the event, held at the club gym: 'I learnt most of what I know today within these four walls. I'm sure that from here, from Casilda, I will extract the best to take Argentina to the place it deserves.'
Argentina named him as their new coach in May after reaching an agreement with his former club Sevilla to release him. He replaced Edgardo Bauza who was dismissed in April when Argentina's chances of qualifying for the World Cup looked slim.
The 57-year-old has made impression as Argentina boss and secured World Cup qualification
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