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Pochettino charged by FA for Dean confrontation

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur confronts refere Mike Dean following the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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It isn’t much of a surprise that Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been charged by the English Football Association after tearing into referee Mike Dean at the conclusion of Spurs’ 2-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Pochettino later apologized for his actions, clearly heated after Spurs wasted a chance to make up ground on Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

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Now he has until Thursday to respond to charges. Here’s the FA release, via the BBC:

“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.”

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