West Brom boss Slaven Bilic fined for improper conduct in loss to Everton, Newsline

LONDON – The Football Association (FA) has fined West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic £8,000 after he admitted to a charge of improper conduct during Saturday’s 5-2 Premier League defeat at Everton.

Bilic, 52, was shown a red card by referee Mike Dean for his complaints at halftime after defender Kieran Gibbs was sent off for pushing Everton’s James Rodriguez in the face.

“Slaven Bilic has been fined £8,000 after admitting a charge for a breach of FA Rule E3 and accepting the standard penalty,” the FA said in a statement.

“The West Bromwich Albion manager’s behaviour on the field of play at halftime of the Premier League fixture against Everton on September 19, 2020 amounted to improper conduct.”

Bilic’s side, who are bottom of the Premier League after two consecutive defeats, face Chelsea on Saturday.