I like Suarez as he is. You would expect a lengthy ban.”
Gus Poyet (Brighton manager and former Uruguay striker)
“There have been many cases of footballers who committed excesses on the pitch and then apologised, as happened with Luis, who are then treated as heroes. It is not politically correct in this country, that type of thing (the biting incident), so you have to accept the punishment.”. “Would it not have sent out a stronger message if the club suspended him for two weeks? It would show him and everybody else who plays for the club in the future what LFC is all about – respect and dignity.
“Everyone agreed it was wrong behaviour, and he was the first one to accept it.
“If we want him to be a saint, we’ll lose him. He was angry because of the penalty he committed and thought (Liverpool) would lose due to his mistake.
Dietmar Hammann (former Germany and Liverpool midfielder)
“We need to know what the FA is basing its ban on and whether they have taken into consideration his previous charges and the previous (biting) incident in Holland.” (Compiled by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
Roberto Martinez (Wigan Athletic manager)
“It was an incident that everybody was shocked by, even him. You have young kids playing in the park, and it is not what you want to see.”
“If you think Suarez is victimized by the FA, don’t forget he wasn’t told to bite Ivanovic.”
“I think the image is shocking. This didn’t happen with Luis.”
Alan Pardew (Newcastle United manager)
LONDON, April 25 Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic was dividing opinion among managers and former players in Britain on Thursday.
Below are a selection of their views:
Andre Villas-Boas (Tottenham Hotspur)
Sam Allardyce (West Ham United manager)
“He has to stop that little fuse that keeps blowing in his head. He made a mistake, I’m not defending him