Stuart Kettlewell will take whatever the Scottish Football Association’s disciplinary hearing has in store for him on Thursday.
The Ross County boss accused referee John Beaton of treating him like a “second-class citizen” after he was sent off in the aftermath of his side’s 1-0 defeat at Livingston on August 29.
Kettlewell had questioned the decision not to award County a foul in the build-up to the only goal of the game scored by Jon Guthrie.
He was subsequently given a notice of complaint for allegedly breaching two disciplinary rules.
Kettlewell said: “What can I do? What can I say that’s going to change the situation?
“I’m a passionate guy, and I want my team to win an this football club to be successful.
“I reacted in a fashion after the game and I’ll accept what comes my way.
“I’m not blase about it and almost wearing it like a badge, I just want to chuck it to the side and say that the most important thing is my team on the pitch.
“But I believe that was factual with what I was saying, but also the fashion I’ve said it is completely wrong.
“I’ve had bits of that throughout my career but I believe I’m improving.
“I believe I can keep a lid on my anger and my temper and it’s so important that when you’re the manager of a football club that you are a reflection of your players and they are a reflection of you.
“So I have to hold my hands up for the way I have spoken but in terms of the factual matter and originally how I addressed the situation then I don’t believe I was wrong.
“But like I say, I’ll accept what comes my way, and I’ll deal with it and I’ll ensure that it doesn’t affect the players or the staff.”
Kettlewell allegedly breached disciplinary rule 72 – “publicly criticising “the decision(s) and/or performance(s) of any or all match official(s) in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official; or make remarks about such match official(s) which impinge on his character.”
He also allegedly breached disciplinary rule 203 – “No member of team staff shall commit misconduct at a match”.
Meanwhile, Ross County confirmed an agreement has been reached that sees Joe Chalmers depart for Ayr United.
The Staggies official Twitter account said: “We would like to thank Joe for his service to the club and wish Joe and his family all the very best in their new chapter.”
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