Brighton have lifted their suspension on assistant boss Mauricio Taricco following the conclusion of internal proceedings.
The Argentine was suspended along with manager Gus Poyet and first-team coach Charlie Oatway in May, with Poyet’s comments regarding uncertainty over his future thought to be the reason behind their punishment.
And, although Taricco has now been cleared to resume work at the Amex Stadium, his colleagues remain the subject of an ongoing investigation.
“In relation to the suspensions of manager Gus Poyet, assistant manager Mauricio Taricco, and first-team coach Charlie Oatway, the club can confirm the following,” a statement on the club’s official website read.
“The internal process concerning Mauricio Taricco has now concluded. Mauricio’s suspension has been lifted. The club looks forward to Mauricio’s return to work following his scheduled annual leave.
“The club’s internal processes concerning Gus Poyet and Charlie Oatway are on-going. As such, the club is not able to make any further comment on this matter at this time.”
Taricco joined Brighton alongside Poyet in 2009, having officially ended his professional playing career four years earlier with West Ham.
However, he has since come out of retirement to make a number of appearances in defence for the south-coast club – though he did not feature at all during the 2012-13 campaign.