Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been handed a four-match ban by UEFA following his bust-up with Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan.
The Italian head-butted Jordan in the aftermath of Spurs’ 1-0 Champions League victory, having earlier grabbed the 59-year-old former Scotland and Milan midfielder by the throat.
Gattuso was already suspended for the return leg of the last-16 tie at White Hart Lane having picked up a yellow card, which marked his third of the tournament.
And UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary body have now handed the 33-year-old a four-match ban, which will apply to the next four UEFA matches for which he is eligible.
A statement on Uefa’s official website read: “AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been suspended for four Uefa club competition matches by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body.
“The Control and Disciplinary body ruled that Gattuso had assaulted the Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match.
“Gattuso, who was also cautioned in the 76th minute of the game, is already suspended for the return leg of the Champions League tie against Tottenham after receiving three yellow cards. Consequently, the four-match suspension applies to the next four Uefa club competition matches for which he would be eligible.”
The ban means Gattuso, who has three days to appeal, would not be available until the final should Milan continue to progress.