Derby County manager Frank Lampard was fined 2,000 pounds by the English Football Association on Tuesday after admitting to a misconduct charge.
The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his team’s 1-0 Championship defeat by Rotherham United on Saturday for leaving his technical area to argue with a match official.
“Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been fined 2,000 pounds after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” the FA said in a statement.
The 40-year-old was protesting against a handball decision, having earlier seen midfielder Tom Lawrence sent off and a penalty awarded against his side.
“It’s done, I’ll accept the fine and move on,” he told BBC Radio Derby.
“Probably some of my frustration was that we didn’t play as well as we should have done on the day.
“Also I think communication’s an issue. If you are going to give referees [the ability to issue managers] a yellow card and a red card, there needs to be communication in between that.
“I was trying to speak to the ref and the linesman and they completely ignored me the whole game. That communication can stop yellow cards and red cards.
“I take responsibility for leaving my area, that’s why I’ve accepted the fine. I think referees and linesmen can take responsibility for being big enough to communicate properly and answer questions.”
Frank Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England, took his first managerial role in May and has guided Derby to seventh place in the Championship after seven matches.