What happens if a manager gets a red or yellow card? – The Sun

THE Premier League is back and we can look forward to another season of fast paced action.

And sometimes the drama can spill over to the touchlines, as happened when Chelsea played Tottenham and both managers, Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte, were sent off.

 Todd Boehly and Antonio Conte were both sent off at Chelsea vs Tottenham


Todd Boehly and Antonio Conte were both sent off at Chelsea vs TottenhamCredit: Getty

Can managers receive yellow and red cards?

Yellow and red cards can be issued to managers for misconduct in the technical area.

This system was introduced in 2018, where previously coaching staff could only be warned or sent off.

Yellow cards can be issued for:

  • inappropriate language or gestures towards officials
  • kicking of throwing water bottles
  • sarcastic clapping
  • waving imaginary cards
  • dissent

If a manager receives four yellow cards over the course of a season, they will face a touchline ban.

Eight yellow cards = two-match ban

16 yellows = FA misconduct hearing.

If a second yellow card is given to a manager during a game, they will be asked to leave the technical area.

Managers can be given a straight red card for a serious incident classed as a “stage two offence” which will result in the same punishment.

Managers are also responsible for their backroom staff, so if they are acting inappropriately it will be the manager who receives the card.


What happens if a manager gets a red card?

A manager who is sent off will be forced to serve a one-match touchline ban.

As with players, this ban can be longer if violent conduct is involved.

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