Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently serving a two-game touchline ban which he received as punishment from the Football Association for his altercation with referee Mike Dean after Tottenham’s game against Burnley three weeks ago.
Pochettino appeared to be walking away from the official when something seemed to be uttered that angered both him and his assistant Jesus Perez, following which the pair squared up to Mike Dean.
The Argentine has since then apologised to Dean for his behaviour but refused to reveal what was said during the altercation.
After Pochettino was handed the two-match touchline ban, the 46-year-old insisted that he had received no explanation from the FA as to why he had been punished.
Mike Dean has now revealed his version of the story, and if it is to be believed, it certainly doesn’t cover the Tottenham manager in glory. According to Dean Pochettino and Perez both kept shouting the phrase “you know who you are”, without any apparent provocation.
According to the Daily Mail, Dean said, “Mr Pochettino acted in a very irresponsible and aggresive (sic) manner. He wouldn’t stop saying ‘you know what you are, you know what you are’. I asked him to explain and he repeated ‘you know what you are’.
“I then said on numerous occasions to go away, at least 10 times, and he wouldn’t get out of my personnel (sic) space and then aggresively (sic) pointed his finger just a few inches from my face again saying ‘you know what you are’.
“Mr. Pochettino then left me alone and left the field of play. When I reached the tunnel he was waiting at the top of the stairs again saying ‘you know what you are’ and had to be escorted to the dressing room by security staff from Burnley.”
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