Guus Hiddink was sent tumbling as ugly scenes marred Chelsea’s stalemate with Tottenham on Monday night.
It was a fiery London derby at Stamford Bridge as the Blues bravely fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and hand Leicester City the title.
Tackles were flying in from the first minute and Spurs finished the game with nine yellow cards while Chelsea players were shown three in west London.
There were several flash points during the game and tempers flared up again at the final whistle as a melee ensued on the approach to the tunnel area.
Interim Blues boss Hiddink appeared to be shepherding Cesc Fabregas away from the trouble when he lost his balance after appearing to be shoved.
The 69-year-old, who will step down from his post at the end of the season, was sent flying backwards into the sunken dugout area.
Fortunately, the Dutchman escaped without injury and walked away from the incident unscathed before carrying out his post-match media duties.
"We are not the most beautiful boys, let's be honest," Hiddink said. "It's a fight and there's frustration, losing the championship. It's difficult."
"I had to come in between a lot of people today. There was at the end highly emotion and there was a bit of verbal animosity and I tried to come in between and protect a bit.
"Then everyone started dancing around and pushing around. We shuffled a bit on the benches.
"Those incidents we must not have, but it happens and at the end let's calm down."
Tottenham, midfielder Mousa Dembele could face retrospective action after appearing to gouge Chelsea striker Diego Costa's eye during a first-half altercation.
Both clubs are expected to be charged with failing to control their players in what was one of the most heated fixtures of the Premier League season.
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