Mauricio Pochettino: Chelsea Boss Fines Himself for Referee’s Rant After Punishing Jackson

Mauricio Pochettino: Chelsea Boss Fines Himself for Referee’s Rant After Punishing Jackson

Elijah Odetokun
updated at November 25, 2023 at 8:19 AM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino will be absent in the dugout for Newcastle vs Chelsea
  • He has accumulated three yellow cards this season and is suspended
  • Earlier in the season, he punished Nicolas Jackson for a similar offence

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino will hand himself the taste of his medicine after getting suspended from the touchline, having received three yellow cards this season.

Pochettino was clear on his ideas and the need for discipline when he became Chelsea boss at the start of the new season after a turbulent campaign last season.

He claims to operate an open-door policy and is open to all players and, at the same time, does not condone indiscipline on and off the pitch as he builds a united group.

Mauricio Pochettino, Lesley Ugochukwu, Chelsea, Manchester City.
Mauricio Pochettino held back by his staff after charging at Anthony Taylor after Chelsea's 4-4 draw against Manchester City. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Per Mirror UK, winger Noni Madueke was the first scapegoat after he was filmed partying at a nightclub despite being injured, and was dropped for the following game and has rarely had minutes since then.

Pochettino fines himself for suspension

Pochettino angrily approached Anthony Taylor after the pulsating 4-4 draw against Manchester City for calling the final whistle while Chelsea were on a counter.

He received a yellow card to that effect, his third of the season and will be suspended for the trip to Newcastle United. The Argentine manager has handed out a punishment to himself for his suspension via Evening Standard.

“[Jackson] had to run [for his punishment], and I am going to pay for a dinner because I got suspended and I cannot run, so I prefer to pay,” he said.

The Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson picked up five yellow cards, with his fifth coming against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, forcing him to miss the trip to Craven Cottage to play Fulham.

Poch’s assistant, Jose Perez, will be on the sidelines at St. James Park for the crucial tie as the Blues aim to climb up the Premier League table.

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Pochettino snubs Guardiola at full time

Sports Brief previously reported on Pochettino snubbing Guardiola at full time and storming at the match officials led by Anthony Taylor to give a piece of his mind.

It was quite a fair performance from the official who had overseen some games involving the two-time Champions League winner in the past and was scandalous.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.