Everything Mauricio Pochettino can do despite his ban vs Southampton & Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham ban

This week the FA confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino has been slapped with a two-game touchline ban.

That will affect Tottenham’s next two Premier League matches against Southampton and Liverpool.

Will the ban negatively impact Tottenham’s top four hopes?

Spurs have slumped domestically in recent weeks, despite the return of Harry Kane from injury.

Burnley and Chelsea both beat Spurs in the league, while the Lillywhites drew with Arsenal last weekend.

Tottenham are third in the table, however Man United are just three points behind them.

Arsenal and Chelsea are also firmly in the running for a top four spot.

Southampton & Liverpool

In the Times on Thursday, details are revealed about the specific restrictions which Pochettino will be under during the Southampton and Liverpool games.

Southampton, Pochettino’s old club, are battling relegation, while Liverpool are trying to win the league for the first tie in 29 years.

It seems fair to say that Pochettino will still be to operate in a significant manner during these matches:

Pochettino, 47, will be permitted to go into the dressing room for pre-match and half-time talks and will sit in the directors’ box at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.

He will also be allowed to communicate by telephone with Pérez in the dugout under a change in the laws this season. In the past, managers would relay instructions via a runner or member of the coaching staff sitting beside them.

So basically the only thing Pochettino can’t do is sit in the dugout.

Is that really that bad?

Also see: Real Madrid’s managerial search is good news for Tottenham.

Romelu Lukaku made Tottenham fans happy after PSG.

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