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On Sunday, Manchester United will resume playing in the Premier League against Everton. However, their manager Erik ten Hag will not be present on the touchline at Goodison Park.
The current manager of Old Trafford club is entering his second season.
After the international break, Everton will have their first match against His side. They aim to continue their pursuit for a spot in the Champions League, despite a rocky start to the season.
Ten Hag will not have permission to be on the field, however.
This is due to his booking in the 1-0 win over Luton before his players departed for international duty. That caution was the third yellow card shown to the Manchester United manager this season, with Ten Hag also booked against Tottenham and Arsenal.
The referee, Graham Scott, presented a card following the former Ajax manager’s display of frustration over the reversal of a throw-in call in favor of Luton.
Ten Hag clarified later that it was the second instance, stating, “I was fully aware of the situation and it was evident that it was our ball. My comment led to my booking.”
On Sunday, the touchline suspension for one match will be fulfilled in Merseyside.
“I understand that,” Ten Hag responded to BeIN Sports regarding the ban. “I will have to accept it. It’s not ideal, but I have confidence that my coaching staff will handle it well and prepare for Everton.”
The communication to the Manchester United players during the match against Everton is expected to be delivered by assistant coach Mitchell van der Gaag, who previously collaborated with his fellow Dutchman at Ajax.
Steve McClaren, the previous manager of England, is currently a member of Ten Hag’s team.