Pochettino handed fine and touchline ban by FA

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been given a two-match touchline ban and a £10,000 fine after accepting the FA’s misconduct charge.

The charge comes after the Spurs boss confronted referee Mike Dean following the 2-1 defeat in the Premier League at Burnley which severely dented the club’s title hopes.

Pochettino and Dean had a heated exchange on the Turf Moor pitch following the final whistle, which also included assistant manager Jesus Perez.

Such was the intensity of the argument, Dean was later moved from his fourth official duties for Spurs’ game at Chelsea the following week.

The charge means that Pochettino will have to watch his return to Southampton on Saturday from the stand at St Mary’s, along with the trip to Anfield against Liverpool on March 31st.

The Spurs boss hinted at last night’s post match press conference following the 1-0 win against Borussia Dortmund that he was expecting a ban from the FA.

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  1. Stitched up by Mike Dean and the FA, and what will the FA do to the ref for what he said to Poch on the pitch which is what started this? Nothing as usual. If this had been the Liverpool manager or ManU a slap on the wrist and don’t do it again, Always the same stitch up the southerners.


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