Senior journalist on punishment Pochettino is likely to get after clash with Mike Dean

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday courtesy of second-half goals by Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

However, the match and the result have been overshadowed by an incident after the game which saw Mauricio Pochettino involved in a verbal altercation with referee Mike Dean.

The Argentine seemed to hear something uttered just as he was walking away from the officials, which lead to all altercation where Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez both confront Dean in a heated exchange.

After the game, Pochettino said the incident had nothing to do with a controversial corner that was awarded to Burnley during the game, from which the Clarets opened their scoring. He insisted that his emotions had gotten the better of him.

The Sun’s Deputy Head of Sport, Martin Lipton has now weighed on what punishment the Tottenham manager will receive from the FA for his behavior. Lipton said he expects the 46-year-old to get away with a warning, rather than a suspension.

Speaking to talkSPORT (Monday, February 25th, 7:11 am), Lipton said “He’s angry about lots of things, it seems what angered him most was what Mike Dean said when he was on his way, it’ll be interesting to see if they charge him.

“I reckon, just as a guess, that he won’t be charged, he’ll get one of these stage one warnings from the FA and it will die down. Because if they charge him, then Spurs can report what Mike Dean said Mauricio Pochettino and Jesus Perez and it could be a problem for Dean.”

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