FA Confirm Punishments For Thomas Tuchel And Antonio Conte After Touchline Spat


Thomas Tuchel has received a temporarily suspended one-game touchline ban and fined £35,000 while Antonio Conte has just been hit with a £15,000 penalty after their touchline bust-up.
Chelsea manager Tuchel has been deemed the guiltier party by an independent regulatory commission following his post-match clash with Tottenham boss Conte at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Tuchel and Conte were both red carded at full-time and then exchanged words as they shook hands, with the Blues boss taking exception to Conte’s refusal to look him in the eyes.
The two opposing managers squared up to each following the full-time whistle at Chelsea
Tension had built between the pair during the second-half as they celebrated their team’s goals and they were subsequently charged with ‘improper’ behaviour.
Chelsea have exercised their right by applying to have Tuchel’s ban suspended while they await written reasons for his punishment and the differing sanction handed to Conte.
Both managers, who also have the right to appeal, will subsequently be in charge of their team’s fixtures this weekend though the threat of a suspension remains hanging over Tuchel.
Conte has received a £15,000 fine for his actions but has managed to avoid a touchline ban
But Tuchel has been given a one-game ban and a bigger financial penalty of £35,000
Tottenham host Wolves on Saturday lunchtime while Chelsea travel to Leeds on Sunday and both bosses will be in the dugout.
Tuchel has also received the bigger financial penalty of £35,000 compared to Conte’s of £15,000.
An FA spokesperson said: ‘An independent Regulatory Commission has today ordered that Thomas Tuchel be fined £35,000 and banned from the touchline for one match, and Antonio Conte be fined £15,000 after they respectively breached FA Rule E3.
Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte admitted that their behaviour after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022 was improper, and both managers requested a paper hearing.
‘These sanctions are subject to appeal, and Thomas Tuchel’s one match touchline ban has been suspended temporarily pending the independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for its decisions that will be made available in due course.’


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