Former Ipswich, Portsmouth, and Wigan boss punished by FA following several counts of misconduct…

Former manager of Ipswich, Portsmouth, and Wigan, Paul Cook, has received a four-match touchline suspension as a consequence of three misconduct charges brought against him by the Football Association.

These charges stem from his behavior in and around the time of his dismissal during a game against Halifax on September 19.

During that match, Cook received two yellow cards from referee Aaron Jackson. According to FA rule E3.1, it was determined that Cook’s behavior was improper around the 73rd minute of the game before his dismissal.

Furthermore, after his dismissal, in or around the same 73rd minute, he directed abusive and insulting language towards a match official. Additionally, it was judged that in the tunnel area after the game, his conduct was threatening, improper, and involved further abusive and insulting language towards a match official.

Cook, who admitted to the offenses, will begin serving his ban immediately. As a result, he will be unable to be on the touchline for Chesterfield’s upcoming league match against Boreham Wood on Saturday, as well as their home games against Gateshead on October 21 and York on October 24. He will also be absent from the FA Cup match against Kettering.

Currently, Chesterfield is leading the National League with a three-point lead, having accumulated 35 points from their 14 league games played so far.

It’s worth noting that Cook had previously served a touchline suspension during his tenure as Portsmouth manager. In August 2016, he received a two-match ban and a £1,500 fine for admitting to a breach of FA Rule E3 due to improper conduct during a 2-0 League Two defeat against Morecambe earlier that month.

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