Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, received his third yellow card of the season against Luton Town, and he will serve a one-match touchline suspension this weekend.
When Manchester United travels to Everton in the Premier League this weekend, manager Erik ten Hag will not be in his customary spot on the sidelines.
Before the international break, Ten Hag received an automatic one-game suspension after receiving his third yellow card of the season against Luton Town. To try to deter wrongdoing from the sidelines, new jobs this season only require a manager to receive three bookings, down from four last season.
This season, a regulation change prohibited managers from watching the game from the stands if they are sent off during a match. Ten Hag will, however, be permitted to finish this as well as a number of his other duties at Goodison Park, as MEN Sport understands.
The United manager has been given a one-match suspension for collecting yellow cards, so he will probably watch the game this weekend from the director’s box.
Is he able to talk to his bench and players?
Ten Hag couldn’t send messages to his squad directly from the dugout because of his suspension, but he can still do it by phone or a “runner.” Before kickoff and at halftime, the United manager will be able to speak with his team in the locker room to convey his message.
However, he will not be allowed to be on the touchline at any time. This means he cannot be at pitch level prior to the game, during the warm-ups or at the culmination of the match.
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