Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for celebrating his side’s late winner against Leicester City on the pitch.
The Portuguese gaffer was sent to the stands by referee Chris Kavanagh after running into the field of play to celebrate Diogo Jota’s winner with his players at Molineux.
The Wolves boss is now facing a possible touchline ban for his actions and the FA has given him until Thursday to respond to the charge.
A statement from the governing body read: “Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with misconduct relating to his behaviour in the 93rd minute of the game between Wolves and Leicester on Saturday.”
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Nuno accepted the referee’s decision to banish him to the stand in Saturday’s 4-3 win, with Jota’s hat-trick-goal coming just six minutes after Wes Morgan had equalised for Leicester.
“The referee explained everything. He was clear. It was a good decision. What can I say,” Nuno said after the match.
“He said, ‘You are not allowed to go out of your technical area even to celebrate a goal, and you cannot go on the pitch’.”
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp was fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct for a similar incident last month for celebrating Origi’s winner against the Toffees.