Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has today been hit by a misconduct charge by The FA.
The charge relates to comments Pressley made regarding Preston North End striker Joe Garner ahead of last Saturday’s game between the sides at The Ricoh Arena.
Preston would go on to win the game 0-2, with Joe Garner winning, and converting a second half penalty in which he celebrated by performing a swan dive – an apparent retaliation to Pressley’s comments.
Speaking to The Coventry Telegraph before the game, Pressley urged the referee to keep his eye on Garner; “He likes to throw himself on the ground as well to get fouls.
“I hope the referee reads my comments because he does go down very easily.”
Coventry City Football Club this evening released a short statement on their official website confirming the charge; “Coventry City Football Club have been notified of the FA charge against manager Steven Pressley.
“He is currently taking advice from the League Managers’ Association and the club, nor Steven, will be able to make any further comment at this time.”
09.10.2014 EDIT: Coventry City Football Club have confirmed manager Steven Pressley has accepted a £750 fine that in making the comments, Pressley failed to act in the best interests of the game and/or acted in a manner which was improper.