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English Premier League New code of conduct for manager, referee interactions

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  play stricter rules for coaches who abuse referees have been implemented by the FA (Ian Hodgson)
  play There will also be punishment for players crowding referees (Action)

Ahead of the new football season, adjustments are being made on rules, regulations and code of conduct.

The Football Association have introduced a new code of conduct for managers and their assistants in relation to their interaction with referees and match officials.

The move is in a bid to crack down on verbal abuses from managers and coaches in technical areas.

In the past, referees dismiss people from the bench, but in addition to that, the FA have implemented a two-step system this season that could lead to banishment from the bench for any member of staff.

The new code of conduct stipulates that verbal abuse towards any match official will not be tolerated,

Fourth officials will now look out for badly behaved technical staff  member who will be warned at first before being  sent to the stands and charged by the FA for breaching the guidelines.

The new code of conduct have been agreed by all 20 clubs at the Barclays Premier League Managers congress which held in London on Tuesday, August 4.

There will also be tougher sanctions imposed on teams who surround the referee in an attempt to coerce or influence decisions.

Only two players will be allowed to approach a referee to protest a decision.

Defaulters will be booked and the club could face a charge of  if the referee reports it.

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