By Alex Taylor

Tottenham will be wary of new rulings coming into force in which players are handed red card for bad language and abusive behaviour.

The BBC explained the rule changes on Wednesday afternoon via their website.

Starting this season, red cards will be issued to players who confront match officials and use offensive language or make gestures towards them.

Behaviour within the technical areas will also be more rigorously enforced.

According to Squawka, Spurs received second yellow cards for verbal abuse and disagreement last season, the second highest tally in the Premier League. They also were handed the third highest number of yellow cards in total, 72.

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Mauricio Pochettino has also just completed the £11million signing of Victor Wanyama, who has frequently found himself in hot water with the authorities.

The Kenyan international received three red cards last season, the highest in England’s top tier and could be in more trouble next season if his disciplinary problems persist..

The English football authorities have stated that they believe that players’ behaviour and attitude towards referees has reached ‘unacceptable levels’ over the last four season.

The new guidelines, which will be implemented at the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season, will allow referees to issue players with red cards if they confront match officials and use offensive language.

In other Tottenham news, impending Spurs signing Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has been listed in Uefa’s top 30 players of the 2015/16 season.