Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
The charge relates to the 49-year-old's conduct during the 2-2 draw with rivals Leicester City on Wednesday.
It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area at half-time of the fixture, he used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the match referee.
It is further alleged that his behaviour amounted to improper conduct.
Davies has until 26 February to respond to the charge.