Mark McGhee gets a six-match touchline ban at an SFA hearing
Last Updated: 16/03/17 11:00pm
Motherwell's former manager Mark McGhee has been handed a six-game touchline ban by the Scottish FA.
The 59-year-old Scotland assistant manager was sent to the stands during the second half of a 7-2 defeat at Aberdeen on February 15 after a verbal exchange with an Aberdeen supporter escalated into a further argument with the referee and fourth official.
He was subsequently issued with a Notice of Complaint by the SFA compliance officer for two charges, which were using "offensive, abusing and/or insulting language and gestures towards a match official" in or around the 59th minute of the game, and adopting "aggressive behaviour towards a match official" in or around the 60th minute.
At an SFA hearing on Thursday, McGhee was handed a five-game ban, while a one-game ban suspended from earlier this season will also now come into effect, making six games in total.
McGhee's second spell in charge at Motherwell came to an end last month, following a run of four successive defeats which included the heavy loss at Aberdeen.
Stephen Robinson took charge of Motherwell on an interim basis following McGhee's departure and has now been named the permanent manager on a deal which runs until May next year.