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Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss escapes touchline ban over late Champions League kick-off
Pochettino has been punished by UEFA for Spurs’ semi-final first leg against Ajax starting late, but his one-match sanction has been suspended for a year
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has escaped a touchline ban for the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Pochettino has been punished by UEFA for Spurs’ semi-final first leg against Ajax kicking off late, but his one-match sanction has been suspended for a year.
Managers of both clubs are held responsible if a Champions League game does not get under way on time, regardless of the circumstances, and it is the club’s second instance of the offence this season.
The first indiscretion earns a warning, as Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag has received, and a repeat offence earns a one-match touchline ban, which is always suspended.
It would have been a bitter blow for Pochettino not to have been in the dugout for the club’s biggest-ever game, against their Premier League rivals in Madrid on June 1.
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The Argentinian has taken Spurs further in Europe than any other man before and his presence on the touchline is a big factor for his team.
He has already served a two-match Premier League ban after he accosted referee Mike Dean at the end of his side’s defeat at Burnley in February.
Spurs have also been fined £17,519 for the incident and received a separate £4,381 fine for a fan invading the pitch in their quarter-final against Manchester City.
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