Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola will be in the stands for their first Champions League fixture of next season, UEFA announced on Monday.Guardiola was sent off during the second leg of City’s quarter-final against Liverpool in April.
UEFA charged him with two separate offences: making abusive comments to a referee and then influencing a substitution having been sent off.
Guardiola stormed the pitch to confront referee Antonio Miguel Lahoz at half-time, after the Spanish official had ruled out Leroy Sane’s goal seconds earlier.
The City boss insisted after the game that he had not insulted Lahoz, but said the referee “likes to be special.”
The Spaniard has now been handed a two-match ban, but will only serve one within a one-year probationary period.