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Sean Dyche: Referees must be more understanding of emotional managers

Sean Dyche: Referees must be more understanding of emotional managers

Sean Dyche thinks managers should be shown "more tolerance" by referees for their emotions on the touchline.

The Everton boss will have to watch his team's trip to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday (10.02.24) from the stands after receiving a third yellow card of the campaign in last weekend's match against Tottenham.

Dyche claims that he was punished for protesting against "really bad decisions" and he believes that the emotions of a game should be taken into account.

He said: "I think there should be a bit more tolerance.

"The fourth official is there and if deep down they are thinking the referee might have that one wrong, I don't see why you are booked for it.

"That's the moment when they should use a bit of their game understanding and say, 'OK, he maybe got that one wrong but we need you to stay in the technical area.'

"I think that can be a calming down moment."

The punishments are in place as a part of a crackdown on touchline behaviour and Dyche thinks coaches would be more understanding if some empathy was shown by officials.

He said: "The fourth [official] doesn't have to agree with me but could go 'just slow yourself down', to calm the moment.

"Whereas if you are going outside your box and doing what you are doing all the time that is different, it's your own fault - but not when it's something like that."

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