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Clarke handed three-match ban

Last Updated: 16/05/19 1:56pm

Steve Clarke was charged for comments regarding referee Steven McLean

Steve Clarke was charged for comments regarding referee Steven McLean

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has been handed a three-match touchline ban following an SFA disciplinary tribunal on Thursday.

Two of those matches will be served immediately and the third is suspended until December 31, 2019.

Clarke was charged following comments regarding the performance of referee Steven McLean during the match against Aberdeen on April 20.

Steven McLean dismisses Rory McKenzie

Steven McLean dismisses Rory McKenzie

Clarke attended the hearing in person, but left without comment.

The 55-year-old described the official’s performance as “the worst” he had ever seen after Stuart Findlay, Kirk Broadfoot and Rory McKenzie were sent off in their side’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership defeat at Rugby Park.

McKenzie’s red card was rescinded on appeal but Clarke called for McLean to never officiate a Kilmarnock match again, claiming the fact that his father Stuart is a former player at the club affects his performances in games involving the Ayrshire side.

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Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has reiterated that he would like to become Scotland manager one day and he

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has reiterated that he would like to become Scotland manager one day and he

Clarke was previously given a suspended two-game ban in October for criticising the SFA’s disciplinary process.

Despite that, he remains a leading candidate for the vacant Scotland manager’s job, with the SFA having set a Monday deadline to appoint the new national team boss.

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