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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was issued with a red card at the end of Everton’s game with Manchester United at Goodison Park last weekend as he remonstrated with referee Chris Kavanagh at the end of the game.
Ancelotti has now accepted a Football Association charge of improper conduct and a fine of £8,000, but he will not be banned for the team’s weekend clash with former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Ancelotti decided against appealing the improper conduct charge he was hit with following the dismissal, and that means he will be on the sidelines for his return to Chelsea.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he’s pleased Ancelotti will be on the sidelines and want to go up against his former boss.
“It was not the most vicious of red cards, was it?” said Lampard.
“I was surprised the sending-off came. Now [as a manager] I understand the emotions that are involved and I think that is probably as heated as he goes.
“He has taken his fine and moved on and I am pleased he is on the touchline. I want to see him and go up against him.”