MADRID: David Moyes has incurred the first disciplinary punishment of his fledgling managerial career in Spain.
The former Everton and Manchester United boss has been handed a two-match touchline ban after having been sent from the dugout in a cup-tie against Villarreal on Wednesday.
Moyes, 51, who had been protesting over an offside decision, had to climb over a pitch-side fence and once he found a seat, accepted the offer of a crisp from a spectator.
Moyes has been banned by the Spanish federation for one match for his dismissal by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo and one for climbing into the stands.
He said: “I shouldn’t have argued with the referee but I thought both of the decisions were incorrect.
” I left the dugout and went to watch the game in the stands. I am a football supporter as well and I wanted to watch the game with the supporters.
“I’ve been a supporter all my life. I go to a lot of football games and I thought the supporters were very good.”