Pochettino apologises for Mike Dean post match rant

Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has apologised to referee Mike Dean and accepted his FA charge following the Saturday loss to Burnley.

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The Spurs manager Pochettino was charged for his post-match confrontation with referee Dean after Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor on Saturday that dented his title ambitions.

The altercation witnessed on the centre of the pitch occurred following the awarding of a corner kick to Sean Dyche side from which they conceded the first goal although Harry Kane equalised before Ashley Barnes scored the winner.

Furthermore, the Argentine will not request a personal hearing, although the FA confirmed there will still be an independent commission to look into the matter.

“I accept the charge,” Pochettino was quoted by Sky Sports News. “I apologise to Mike Dean. I cannot behave in that way and of course, I apologise.

“Watching my behaviour afterwards on video, I need to accept the charge from the FA. I need to apologise to Mike Dean, I cannot behave in that way. It is not the way to behave.

“My behaviour was public and now I want to apologise in a public way. I need to apologise to him and all of the officials.”

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