Johnny Giles has often insisted he doesn’t begrudge modern players their multi-millions. However, he must have been having second thoughts watching Gennaro Gattuso’s hotheaded antics during and after ancient AC Milan’s Champions League defeat by Spurs last week.

Having butted Tottenham coach Joe Jordan, “I wonder did he realise that he was dealing with a real legend of the game and a man who did some service for AC Milan in his day?” said Gilesy, acknowledging: “Joe is a fluent Italian speaker and I’m pretty sure he gave as good as he got.