Guardiola could be hit by UEFA’s touchline ban against Manchester City, according to Keith Hackett.
specifically for Football InsiderThe former FIFA and Premier League referee delivered his verdict following Guardiola’s confrontation with Daniel Ossato following Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund last week (September 14).
Ossato showed the 51-year-old a yellow card after the final whistle for his conduct on the pitch.
Manchester City host Copenhagen next month (October 5) and Hackett has suggested they play in the Champions League. Guardiola Will have to watch from the stands.
He said after analyzing the video Football Insider Correspondent Connor Wheatley: “There are ways to do this, but it’s not the way.
“He’s obviously frustrated. It’s a European game and UEFA is very pessimistic about it, so he has a problem. He might take a touchline ban for that.
“You almost saw an apologetic gesture, but he did it.
“A lot depends on what he says. Facing the match officials and getting into their zone, will result in sanctions.
“If he’s going to do it, he should be a metre away from him and his body language has to be much better. He shouldn’t be doing it, it’s as simple as that.
“He should expect fines or sanctions.
“He can ask the match representative or the referee observer and he can seek clarification in a better way after the match.
“The problem he faces is that after a European game he has to do a lot of interviews, not just British TV, so he’s worried that when he wants to talk to the referee, the referee is back in the hotel.
“That’s probably why he’s doing it, it’s so vivid in his memory.”
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