Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond has been found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute. Football Federation Australia has suspended van Egmond for four matches and fined him $2,000.

However, two of the matches and the total amount of the fine have been deferred until after the 2008/2009 season.

The Jets coach will be 'restricted in his access to players, the field of play and media within a five hour period on match days' for A-League Rounds 12 and 13.