Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a two-match touchline ban and fined £10,000 following an altercation with referee Mike Dean.
The incident took place after the final whistle of Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley last month. Pochettino appeared to take issue with the decision to award Burnley a corner, which led to the hosts’ first goal.
Immediately after the game, Pochettino angrily confronted Dean and appeared to be provoked by something the referee said back to him.
BBC Sport has now confirmed the Spurs boss has been fined £10,000 and will be in the stands for the next two Premier League fixtures, important away games at Southampton and Liverpool.
But is the punishment too harsh?
Pochettino publicly apologised to Dean in his press conference before Tottenham’s following match against Chelsea, insisting he would accept any punishment that came his way.
One wonders what the length of the touchline ban and the size of the fine Pochettino would have received had he not apologised.
Jesus Perez will likely be front and centre in the dugout at St Mary’s and Anfield. Hopefully Pochettino manages to communicate some instructions from the stands.