Mauricio Pochettino gets 1-match ban for delaying kick-off but won't miss Liverpool clash

Mauricio Pochettino gets 1-match ban for delaying kick-off but won't miss Liverpool clash

Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a Champions League ban for ‘delaying kick-off against Ajax’ during their first leg clash in London

But according to UK Sun report, the Tottenham manager will be allowed to be in the dugout during next month’s final game in Madrid, after the ban was suspended by Euro chiefs.

The Argentine tactician was cited by UEFA as being responsible for the delay during the commencement of hostilities in the second half in the first leg of their semi-final first leg against Ajax.

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Tottenham were docked for “improper conduct of officials” for the delay experienced

However, UEFA did not make public Pochettino’s action or comments, even as they revealed the manager has a one-match ban “deferred for a probation period of one year” for the late restart.

“Therefore, the coach is currently NOT suspended for any UEFA competition matches,” UEFA added.

Interestingly, Pochettino could only watch from the sidelines as Donny van de Beek early goal saw the Dutch side claim a vital away goal lead ahead of the reverse tie at the Johan Cruyff ArenA.

And despite going 2-0 down after 35 minutes of action away from home, Tottenham staged a stunning comeback in the second half, with Spurs keen on avoiding the late start were out on the pitch three minutes before Ajax in Amsterdam.

Lucas Moura's hat-trick helped Tottenham progress to the final match in Madrid where they will battle Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

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And Tottenham will be excited that their manager will be on the sidelines during all-English Champions League final.

The Premier League side were also handed a £8,760 fine for the delay alongside a £4,380 for the pitch invasion by one fan during the quarter final clash against Man City at home.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mauricio Pochettino could not hold back his emotions after his side's stunning comeback against Ajax Amsterdam to qualify for the Champions League finals.

Spurs went into the second leg of the semi final clash with a one goal deficit following their defeat suffered in the reverse tie played in London.

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