The claws are already out between football managers as FC Lusitans’ manager Xavi Roura branded Slaven Bilic arrogant for not being pitch-side.
Academy manager Terry Westley stood in for Bilic, but that didn’t stop the Andorran side’s manager calling the Croat “disrespectful” for snubbing the tie, which the Irons won 3-0 .
Bilic took over as manager of the club in June as the successor to Sam Allardyce.
Roura told The Telegraph on Thursday, July 2: “Slaven Bilic showed a lack of respect by not being on the bench this evening.
“It makes me sad in the country of fair play and the country that invented football that something like this can happen.
“Slaven Bilic must have thought our team was not important enough for him.”
However, Westley came to Bilic’s defence saying: “Not every manager sits in the dugout. He’s flown back from Cork and spent all afternoon with the players and he was in the dressing room for the team talk.
“We presented Lewis Page and Oxford with their debut shirts, with Bilic saying what it means to wear the claret and blue.
“The manager was very respectful for the game and was delighted with the result.”