Police launch investigation amid claims Bodo/Glimt manager ATTACKED Roma coach after Europa Conference League win

POLICE have launched an investigation after allegations of an assault by the Bodo/Glimt manager on a Roma coach.

The two teams faced off in Norway on Thursday night in the Europa Conference League.

And the hosts, who knocked Celtic out, secured a dramatic comeback win in the first leg of their quarter-final to take a 2-1 lead to the Stadio Olimpico next week.

But there were accusations of a bust-up after the full-time whistle as the two teams headed back down the tunnel to their respective dressing rooms.

And it is said Bodo/Glimt coach Kjetil Knutsen "physically attacked" Jose Mourinho's goalkeeping coach Nuno Gomes.

Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini told Sky Sport Italia: "Something truly unpleasant just happened.


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“Their coach just attacked our goalkeeping trainer.

"First, he said a few things to him, then physically attacked him.

“It’s really sad, because behaviour like this is an insult to Roma, to the players and the staff. It is shameful.

“I am honestly still shaken by what I just saw, it’s absolutely shameful.

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"Now we want to send Bodo home, also because of what happened off the field.”

Il Messaggero claim Knutsen may have attempted to punch Santos.

As reported by Sky Sport via Football Italia, local police interviewed Knutsen, Santos and the players who witnessed the alleged incident.

And it was suggested that Uefa may even take disciplinary action against Knutsen, too.

That could potentially see the 53-year-old banned from the touchline or even the stadium for the second leg in Rome.

Knutsen was promoted from Bodo/Glimt assistant to manager in 2018.

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He led the club to their first Norwegian national league title in 2020 – and they backed it up by defending their crown last year.

Knutsen has been named Eliteserien manager of the year for the last three seasons.

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