TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino repeatedly stated ‘ what you might be’ when he confronted Mike Dean on the finish of his crew’s crushing defeat final month.
The loss put a extreme dent in Spurs’ Premier League title hopes – it snowballed right into a poor run that has seen them in a combat for the highest 4.
The Spurs chief was additionally fined £10,000 for the row and handed a two-match touchline ban.
Pochettino additionally admitted he had “crossed the road” with the official and made a public apology.
Now within the referee’s official report, the supervisor’s “irresponsible and aggressive method” has been highlighted.
Dean wrote: “He wouldn’t cease saying ‘ what you might be, what you might be’.
“I requested him to clarify and he repeated ‘ what you might be’.
“I then stated on quite a few events to go away not less than 10 occasions and he wouldn’t get out of my private house.
“After which aggressively [he] pointed his finger only a few inches from my face once more saying ‘ what you might be’.
“Mr Pochettino then left me alone and left the sector of play.
“After I reached the tunnel he was ready on the prime of the steps once more saying “ what you might be” and needed to be escorted to the dressing room by safety workers from Burnley.”
Pochettino, infuriated by a sequence of selections through the 2-1 defeat, marched as much as Dean and harangued him within the centre-circle after the match.
As he was strolling away, Poch and his assistant Jesus Perez believed they’d heard a mocking response from Dean, with the Spurs boss ordering the referee to “say that once more – in entrance of the cameras”.
Any remark comprised of Dean to the supervisor will not be talked about within the report.
There was an extra indignant confrontation within the tunnel space, which introduced the second cost.
Pochettino admitted instantly after the sport that he had gone too far and determined he would settle for the cost and apologise to Dean as quickly because it was acquired.