Big brother

PREMIER LEAGUE bosses are in VAR’s sights in the latest proposed clampdown.

Players have been at the centre of regular controversies in the top flight since the introduction of video technology in the 2019-20 season.

Questionable ref calls, long delays on decisions and poor communication in the stadium have left fans confused and fed up.

But their moans could get worse with PGMOL chiefs now considering bringing in reviews on MANAGER behaviour on the touchline.

Bosses are expected to be filmed by VAR cameras on the sidelines to monitor abuse of officials and any other issues.

Microphones will also be positioned near the technical area so that audio of heated discussions can be transmitted to the PGMOL’s Stockley Park HQ.

This will allow VAR officials to make quick decisions on whether a manager’s treatment of refs has crossed a line.

If an offence is deemed to have occurred, the on-field ref would then be permitted to stop the game to issue a yellow or red card for any misdemeanour.

But PGMOL chiefs are also considering adopting goal-line technology to judge whether managers have left their technical area.

This could mean the likes of animated title-chasing bosses Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp being punished for having a toe outside the white line.

Supporters’ group spokeswoman April Fuller said: “We all know managers push it at times but they could be under the microscope more than ever.

“This is likely to leave fans really, really annoyed.” – Sun.

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