Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he will be forced to sit in the director’s box during his ban.
The Spurs boss was given a two-match touchline ban and £10,000 fine for his post-match row with referee Mike Dean following the Premier League defeat at Burnley.
He was charged by the FA with improper conduct after angrily confronting Dean after an incorrect decision to award the Clarets a penalty led to them scoring their opening goal. The result had severe implications to Tottenham’s hopes of a late push for the Premier League title.
On Saturday, Pochettino will return to his former club Southampton but will not be at pitch level to pass instructions to his players as the game unfolds.
Instead, he must sit in the director’s box at St Mary’s, along with the trip to Anfield on March 31st to comply with FA rules.
The Spurs boss did hint that the club could lodge an appeal in the next few days with his closing comments.
He told Football.London: “I don’t know. I asked Bex (Spurs’ director of football operations Rebecca Caplehorn). The rules say I need to be in the directors’ box at Southampton and Liverpool. I hope it’s in a good place. Of course it will be different and a new experience. We’ll see what happens in the next few days.”
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