Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been charged with misconduct by the FA after being sent off following a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Goodison Park.
This is after the Italian went to the pitch when the final whistle blew to complain to referee Chris Kavanagh, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal was rejected and termed as offside.
The 60-year-old Italian claims he was not disrespectful to the referee whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal that was reversed by the video assistant referee, but he rather had a private conversation in which he spoke to Kavanagh calmly.
The Toffees boss is the first manager in the Premier League to be shown a red card since the introduction of the International Football Association Board rule this season to improve the visibility of such actions.
Everton’s boss will not get a touchline ban but will be fined £8,000 if he accepts the charge before Thursday’s deadline and the figure is likely to rise to £12,000 if an appeal is made and is unsuccessful.