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Leeds manager Jesse Marsche faces an awkward encounter with Thomas Tuchel

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch faces an awkward encounter with Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel after saying ‘there’s one simple rule…I’d be disappointed if he was allowed on the bench’ – just for his suspension!

  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel can lead his team with his suspension suspended
  • Tuchel awaits the ‘written reasons’ of his suspension over his feud with Antonio Conte
  • Marsch called for Tuchel to be suspended in his earlier press conference

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel could receive a second awkward handshake in as little as two weeks – after his suspension was lifted from the sidelines hours after Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch called for him to be punished.

American Leeds coach Marsch used his press conference on Friday to suggest he would be “disappointed” if Tuchel were to be on the sidelines at Elland Road this Sunday – seemingly safe in the knowledge that he wouldn’t be.

But Tuchel has now been given the go-ahead to lead his Chelsea team, with his one-match suspension temporarily suspended until the Football Association has given him full written reasons for their decision.

Tuchel admitted he had behaved inappropriately and was also fined $41,400 (£35,000), in connection with the post-match row over a handshake with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

Jesse Marsch takes on Thomas Tuchel on Sunday - after calling him to miss the game

Tuchel has a postponement of his impending ban

Tuchel has a postponement of his impending ban

Jesse Marsch takes on Thomas Tuchel on Sunday – after calling him to miss the match

Tuchel gets banned after his furious feud with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

Tuchel gets banned after his furious feud with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

Tuchel gets banned after his furious feud with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

Tuchel and Conte were sent off – a decision Marsch is adamant about should result in a suspension from Sunday’s Premier League game.

‘He won’t be there, right? Are they saying he might be able to sit on the couch?’ Marsch said, ahead of the FA ruling.

‘That doesn’t seem right to me, does it? If you get a red card, you are out of the game.

“I’ll be disappointed if they let him sit on the couch.”

Marsch, who has mocked his status as an American coach in the English Premier League, added a quick football-vs-soccer joke when he signed off on the matter.

“There is a simple rule in football, be it football or soccer,” he joked. “If you get a red card, you can’t play the next game.”

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