Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti could miss out on a return to the dugout at Stamford Bridge next weekend, after being sent off following the Toffees’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
The former Chelsea manager is due to bring his Everton side to west London next weekend, but the Italian may not take his place in the opposition dugout.
That’s because Ancelotti now faces a possible touchline ban after being shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh after remonstrating with the officials following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League.
Ancelotti was angered by a late VAR decision that went against his team, with Everton having an injury time winner controversially ruled out following a review by the video assistant referee.
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The Italian confronted Kavanagh and his assistants on the pitch at Goodison Park, with the referee giving the Everton boss his marching orders for his protestations, which means he could now face a touchline ban and possible fine from the Football Association.
But Ancelotti has spoken out about Kavanagh’s decision to show him a red card, as he discussed the incident after the match.
“I think that [in my opinion], I didn’t deserve to be sent off. The goal they could allow as a goal,” he said, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live.
“But the decision was different. It was a difficult decision in my opinion. I asked for an explanation, but he said now was not the moment and I had to go.
“I spoke to him calmly in the referee’s room earlier, but now the report will go to the FA and we will see what happens.”
Meanwhile, Ancelotti added that it would not be a big problem if he were to be banned from the touchline against Chelsea.
“I didn’t disrespect the referee but if I am banned I will go in the stand at Stamford Bridge,” he said.
“I have to speak but it is not a big…