Ex-Fifa ref: Tottenham told to bring in expert to deal with Skipp after worst-in-Premier League reveal
Tottenham should arrange for the PGMOL to meet with Oliver Skipp to discuss his bad disciplinary record.
That is the view of ex-FIFA and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as Skipp is just one yellow card away from a Premier League suspension already.
According to the Premier League website, the 21-year-old has already been cautioned four times – the joint-most in the division along with Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis.
That is despite the fact he has only started five of Spurs’ opening seven league games of the campaign.
Last season in the Championship with Norwich City, Skipp was shown seven yellow cards in 45 games – including three in his final four appearances.
Asked whether the jump up to the top-flight could explain the difference, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Well, the referees at Premier League level also referee in the Championship.
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“My view would be that the manager at Tottenham should get in a referee from the PGMOL, that might be part of the management team and discuss every caution with the player and the coach.
“That’s what I did with Fellaini way back in his Everton days with David Moyes who had 10 quick yellow cards. David Moyes and I spoke about it and we both wanted to avoid yellow cards. The outcome was a positive one, generally.
“That’s what Tottenham should do. He’s 21, in football terms, he’s mature. One assumes, needs to develop his skillset and stay in control, I suppose.”