FA charge Pochettino for confronting Mike Dean

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been charged for improper conduct for his post-match row with referee Mike Dean after his side’s 2:1 Premier League defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Argentine boss confronted Dean after the final whistle and questioned his decision to award a corner to Burnley which resulted in the goal by Chris Wood.

He also pointed out Dean’s supposed refusal to brandish a red card to Phil Bardsley for a challenge on Danny Rose.

Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez appeared infuriated at a possible response from the official. Regardless, after a review of the incident, the English FA has charged Pochettino with two breaches of Rule E3.

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A statement released to the effect stated: “Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 following the game against Burnley on Saturday [23 February 2019]”

“It is alleged the Tottenham Hotspur manager’s language and/or behaviour at the end of the fixture – both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area – amounted to improper conduct.

“He has until 18:00 on 28 February 2019 to respond to the charge.”

Meanwhile, Pochettino apologized for his actions after the game and stated that he would not appeal any decision by the FA.

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