Sunderland boss Roy Keane has denied a Football Association charge of improper conduct.
The charge relates to his behaviour towards referee Martin Atkinson in their 5-0 defeat at Chelsea earlier this month.
The Irishman was sent to the stands for the second half after confronting Atkinson in the tunnel at half-time at Stamford Bridge.
The Black Cats chief was unhappy with a series of decisions made by Atkinson, and revealed the referees' assessor had rung him after the match acknowledging two of Chelsea's goals should not have stood.
Keane has requested a personal hearing, with a date yet to be fixed.
Meanwhile, Sunderland have recalled winger Carlos Edwards from his loan spell at Championship leaders Wolves.
The Trinidad and Tobago international joined Wolves, who are managed by former Black Cats boss Mick McCarthy, in October on a three-month deal but Sunderland have taken up an option to end the agreement early.
Edwards played six games for Wolves and could feature for Sunderland in their Premier League meeting with West Ham on Sunday.