UEFA To Monitor Barcelona Coach Guardiola During Bayern Ban

UEFA are to ensure that Pep Guardiola does not have any contact with his Barcelona players during the game against Bayern Munich on Tuesday as he serves a suspension...

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will have a UEFA official watching his every move in the Allianz Arena to ensure that he has no contact with the players or bench after being sent off last week against Bayern Munich.

The Blaugrana coach will serve a one-game ban after being sent to the stands for berating officials during the first leg after Lionel Messi went over in the area and was booked for diving.

UEFA are concerned that Guardiola will seek to make contact with his coaching staff or the players and have assigned a monitor to be with him at all times in Germany.

After being sent off last week in Camp Nou, the Barça trainer sat in the front row and was able to give his assistant, Tito Vilanova, and Sergio Busquets instructions first-hand.

Sport have discovered that UEFA official, Graham Turner, will monitor Guardiola and has even recommended that he sits in the director's box in the second tier rather than near the pitch.

While it is not yet known whether Turner will sit alongside the coach, there is the chance that the Blaugrana boss will sit beside his own wife as she has travelled to Munich with the party.

The most famous incident of a manager speaking to his team during a ban was when Jose Mourinho travelled in a laundry basket to the Chelsea dressing room to give the half-time team talk.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com