Spurs boss, Pochettino handed FA charge for improper conduct


Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino handed a charge for improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after his side fell to a 2-1 defeat to Burnley at Burnley.

The club’s had become furious after his boys were handed a blow by Burnley and exchanged words with referee Mike Dean as he whistled the to end full-time struggle Turf Moor on Saturday.

Issuing him the sanction FA said in a statement;

”Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 following the game against Burnley on Saturday.

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”It is alleged the Tottenham manager’s language and/or behaviour at the end of the fixture both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area amounted to improper conduct.

”He has until 6pm on February 28, 2019 to respond to the charge.

Sensing his charge on the way, Pochettino, said before the charge was announced he would not contest any disciplinary action, admitting he may have ‘crossed the line’.

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Meanwhile, Dean has now been redirected from fourth official duties in Tottenham‘s game at Chelsea on Wednesday to avoid any potential for further conflict with Pochettino as he will be on the touchline at Manchester City v West Ham instead of Stamford Bridge, with Kevin Friend taking his place.


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