Martin Jol and Mark Hughes both played down talk of an altercation after Fulham secured victory from a tense west London derby at QPR.
The clubs' once-amicable relationship is far more fraught nowadays due in no small part to Bobby Zamora's defection to join former Cottagers' manager Hughes at Loftus Road.
Having seen 10-man Rangers lose 1-0 to Pavel Pogrebnyak's early goal, there appeared to be an issue in the post-match handshake between Jol and his QPR counterpart.
Asked what happened on the touchline, Hughes said: "I offered my hand and he shook it readily. I congratulated him on a good performance by his team. They won the game and I don't have a problem with that.
"I took exception because I thought he was going to tap me on the head, which I deemed to be slightly patronising so I brushed his arm away. That is all it was. No big deal."
Jol echoed the QPR manager's version of events, saying in the post-match press conference: "We shook hands but maybe I made it a bit too personal, you know?
"I tried to grab his shoulder and he didn't like that because he is a tough guy. He is a winner, he wants to win. Maybe he doesn't like me, I don't know."