Champions League: Pochettino Challenges Tottenham Players To Make History Agains Ajax
Mauricio Pochettino. Getty Images

European Football governing body UEFA has slammed Mauricio Pochettino one-game touchline after Tottenham’s late kick-off against Ajax in the Champions League.

Concise News gathered that the suspension will not affect the Argentine against Liverpool as he is free to be on the touchline for the Champions League final when Tottenham take on the Reds in Madrid on June 1.

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However, UEFA holds both managers responsible for late kick-offs, whatever the circumstances. Even though the game was played at Tottenham’s stadium on April 30, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag received a warning as it was his first offence.

A statement by UEFA read, in relation to article 11 of their rules: “The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Tottenham Hotspur FC €10,000 for the late kick-off, to suspend the Tottenham Hotspur FC coach Mauricio Pochettino for one UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate, for the late kick-off.

“The suspension is deferred for a probation period of one year. Therefore, the coach is currently not suspended for any UEFA competition matches.”

Spurs have also been fined 5000 euros after a fan was able to run on to the pitch against Manchester City in the quarter-finals.

After videos emerged of Tottenham fans being the victims of heavy-handed policing at the Champions League group stage match at the Camp Nou, the Catalan side appear to have been fined for the incident.

After finding a breach of article 11, a statement read: “The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona €20,000 for the insufficient organisation.”