Gennaro Gattuso admits he was out of order after headbutting assistant Tottenham coach Joe Jordan in the aftermath of Spurs' 1-0 victory at AC Milan. 

He was also lucky that the 59 year old Scotsman didn't retaliate!

After already clashing with Jordan during the UEFA Champions League last-16 encounter, Gattuso lost his temper following the final whistle at the San Siro and had to be pulled away from the Spurs coach by his team-mates.

However had Jordan been allowed to get involved with the fracas, the little Italian might have found out that he had bitten off more than he could chew.

Jordan is famous in Scotland and Manchetster for his no nonsense style of play back in the 70's, with broken noses, missing teeth and black eyes the order of the day. He didn't mess around then and despite his age now, he would have put Gattuso in his place had he been given the chance.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp branded the midfielder as 'crazy' after the incident, and Gattuso, who is likely to face UEFA repercussions, admits he was in the wrong.

"I lost control," Gattuso told reporters. "There is no excuse for what I have done. I take my responsibilities for that.

"I was nervous. I didn't want to argue with players and I did it with him, but I was wrong to do what I have done."

The incident soured what was an otherwise glorious night for Tottenham at the San Siro, with the north Londoners likely to be full of confidence going into the second leg at White Hart Lane.

Gattuso will miss that encounter after earning a booking in the second half against Spurs which will see him serve a one-match ban.