Archive photo of Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte© AFP
Thomas Tuchel has been given a one-match suspension and fined €35,000 after the Chelsea manager was ejected after his furious clash with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte, the Football Association (FA) said Friday. Tuchel’s sideline ban has been temporarily suspended pending full written reasons for the decision, allowing the German to take his place in the dugout for Sunday’s Premier League clash in Leeds. Conte has been fined €15,000 after both managers admitted inappropriate behavior after a few angry exchanges during Sunday’s stormy 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel and Conte were shown a yellow card after first playing it out when the Italian celebrated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equalizing goal close to Chelsea’s technical section.
When Harry Kane headed Tottenham’s second equalizer well into stoppage time, Tuchel Conte shook hands on the final whistle in such an aggressive manner that his counterpart reacted fervently.
The feuding bosses had to be separated by players and coaching staff, but were both sent off by referee Anthony Taylor.
“An independent regulatory committee has today ordered that Thomas Tuchel be fined £35,000 and banned from the sidelines for one match, and Antonio Conte fined £15,000 after breaching FA rule E3 respectively,” the FA said.
“Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte admitted that their behavior after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022 was inappropriate and both managers requested a paper hearing.
“These sanctions are subject to appeal and Thomas Tuchel’s one-match ban on the sidelines has been temporarily suspended pending the independent regulatory commission’s written grounds for its decision, which will be made available in due course.”
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