Mauricio Pochettino To Serve Two Match Ban For Mike Dean Confrontation

Mauricio Pochettino will be serving a two match ban as FA delivered his verdict following the manager’s on field confrontation with Mike Dean after the Burnley game. He will also have to pay a fine of £10,000 for his misconduct.

Pochettino had an angry rant aiming at the match officials after Spurs lost 2-1 against the Clarets. The result virtually ended their hopes of having any shot at the Premier League trophy.

After the match, Pochettino apologized to Dean and admitted he had done a mistake. The North London side had been hoping for a light punishment but the Argentine now will be in the stands when his side takes on Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League.

FA published an official statement on their website: “Mauricio Pochettino has been fined £10,000 and will serve a two-match touchline ban following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

“The Tottenham Hotspur manager accepted an improper conduct charge from The FA, which resulted from his language and/or behaviour – both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area – at the end of the game against Burnley on 23 February.”

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