Jose Mourinho opted to give the match ball to 17-year-old Troy Parrott following the teenager's Premier League debut against Burnley on Saturday, taking the ball from Son Heung-Min to do so.
Son - who scored one of the goals of the season after an immense solo run and finish - grabbed the ball at the final whistle to take it home with him after Tottenham battered Burnley 5-0.
However, Mourinho had other ideas, grabbing the ball off the South Korean, before giving it to Parrott who had come on in the 85th minute for his first Premier League appearance.
Son took it in good humour, laughing and joking with Mourinho as the 56-year-old strolled over to Parrott and handed him the ball.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, Mourinho explained the reasoning behind his decision to the media after the match.
"It's the Premier League debut for a 17-year kid, so if he has the chance to have the ball for his debut," he said. "
Mourinho continued: "Last week he was playing in the UEFA Youth League with kids of his age. Today he played in the Premier League.
Lovely moment after the final whistle as Jose Mourinho asks Son for the match ball and he walks over and hands it to Troy Parrott and has a word in the teenager's ear. The ball presumably will mark his Premier League debut and hopefully the first of many appearances for Spurs.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) December 7, 2019