Tuchel, Conte charged with improper conduct following dispute
The English Football Association decides to charge coaches Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel and says their behavior was improper.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte have been charged with improper conduct after their clashes in Sunday's 2-2 draw.
Tuchel and Conte were embroiled in two angry exchanges as tempers flared in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.
Both managers were booked for the first clash, which was sparked after Conte celebrated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's equalizer close to Tuchel's technical area.
The two coaches clashed again when an aggressive handshake between the pair, who were both shown red cards, sparked further scenes involving players and coaching staff from the London rivals.
Things got HEATED between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte after a dramatic 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham. 👀pic.twitter.com/qmKs1cUfpk— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 14, 2022
"Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3, following the Premier League fixture between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022," an English Football Association (FA) statement said on Monday.
"It is alleged that the behavior of both managers was improper following the end of the fixture. Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have until Thursday 18 August 2022 to provide their respective responses," the statement read.
Tuchel could also face further charges from the FA, who are probing his post-match comments about referee Anthony Taylor.
Tuchel said "maybe it would be better" for Taylor not to referee Chelsea again.
Both managers could face a ban as a result of their behavior, with Tuchel already conceding he might be absent from the touchline when Chelsea face Leeds next weekend.
"So, good! I cannot coach but the referee can whistle the next game," he said after the Tottenham match.