Mike Dean Taken Off Fourth Reliable Duties For Tottenham’s Conflict With Chelsea

Mike Dean has been redirected from fourth authentic obligations in Tottenham’s recreation at Chelsea on Wednesday to keep away from any ability for further war with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.


Dean will now be at the touchline at Manchester City vs West Ham rather than Stamford Bridge, with Kevin Friend taking his area.

Press Association Sport is aware the flow was made by way of the Professional Game Match Officlas Limited (PGMOL) to keep away from a capability struggle if Pochettino is charged via the Football Association for his angry disagreement with Dean.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, centre, approached referee Mike Dean after the loss at Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

As the Spurs boss walked throughout the Turf Moor pitch following the 2-1 defeat by Burnley, which weakened Spurs’ Premier League name possibilities, Pochettino have become engaged in a lengthy and heated change with Dean, who remained calm.

Pochettino’s Spanish assistant Jesus Perez jabbed his finger closer to the face of Dean at the same time as the Argentinian become subsequently led away by means of Burnley defender Phil Bardsley.

Pochettino did not reveal what became said or the purpose for the strength of his emotions, with the most effective honestly contentious selection performing to be the award of a corner that brought about Chris Wood’s opening aim.

The outburst turned into out of individual for Pochettino, who will now not contest any disciplinary motion, admitting he may additionally have “crossed the line”.

“I will be given the whole thing that can occur from the FA however I hope they received’t move any further,” he said.

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