Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been fined the sum of £35,000 pounds ($41,000) and given a one-match touchline ban, following his row with Tottenham Hotspurs gaffer Antonio Conte after Sunday’s London Derby at Stamford Bridge.
The German tactician’s touchline ban has been suspended temporarily though, pending the full written reasons for the decision – allowing the Chelsea manager to take his place in the dugout for Sunday’s Premier League game away to Leeds United at Elland Road.
Tuchel could still see himself in further trouble, following incendiary comments made about the referee after the game.
He turned on Anthony Taylor in his post-match news conference, saying: “maybe it would be better” if Taylor no longer officiated games involving Chelsea.
Conte was also not left out as he was fined £15,000 pounds ($18,000), but avoided a touchline ban after both managers admitted to improper conduct during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
The managers, who had already had a heated clash in the dugout during the match, went head-to-head after the final whistle when the traditional handshake went awry, setting off pushing and shoving. Both Tuchel and Conte were shown red cards by the centre referee.