Sunderland boss David Moyes will be asked by the Football Association to explain himself after telling a BBC reporter she might “get a slap”.
After his side’s draw with Burnley on 18 March, Moyes was asked by Vicki Sparks if the presence of owner Ellis Short had put extra pressure on him.
He said “no” but, after the interview, added Sparks “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” and told her to be “careful” next time she visited.
Moyes “deeply regrets” the comments.
“It was in the heat of the moment,” added the 53-year-old Scot.