Before the international break, Ten Hag received an automatic one-game suspension after receiving his third yellow card of the season against Luton Town. To try to deter wrongdoing from the sidelines, new jobs this season only require a manager to receive three bookings, down from four last season.
This season, a regulation change prohibited managers from watching the game from the stands if they are sent off during a match. Ten Hag will, however, be permitted to finish this as well as a number of his other duties at Goodison Park, as MEN Sport understands.
Ten Hag can watch the game from where?
The United manager has been given a one-match suspension for collecting yellow cards, so he will probably watch the game this weekend from the director’s box.
Is he able to talk to his players and bench?
Ten Hag can speak with his squad by phone or through a “runner” from the dugout, but he is not allowed to go directly down to the bench because of his suspension. Prior to kickoff and during halftime, the United manager will have the opportunity to speak with his squad in the locker room.
But he will never be permitted to be on the touchline. He cannot, therefore, be at pitch level before the game, during the warm-ups, or at the end of the match.