LONDON: Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association charge of misconduct following his red card after Sunday’s draw with Manchester United.
The Italian approached referee Chris Kavanagh following the final whistle after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late ‘winner’ was ruled out for offside in VAR guidance.
The 60-year-old will be in the dugout to face former club Chelsea on Sunday.
Ancelotti said after the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park that he had not been disrespecgtul to Kavanagh whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal was reversed because Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying offside in front of United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Ancelotti said he also had a subsequent, private conversation in which he spoke to the referee “calmly”.