Accrington Stanley have been fined by the FA after manager James Beattie's coaching qualifications fell below Football League regulations.
The 35-year-old has managed Accrington for eight months but doesn't hold a UEFA B licence that is required to coach in League One and Two.
All managers in the bottom two tiers of the Football League are required under regulation 40 to have a B licence and be working towards an A licence within three years of their appointment.
The rules also state that managers in the Championship and above have to hold a UEFA-A licence and be working towards a pro licence.
Accrington have 14 days to appeal against the fine and released the following statement:
"As of the date of the FDC hearing (Jan 2014), James Beattie had still not attended a relevant course or been able to confirm a place on a future course."
Stanley are currently in 18th position in League Two following victory over Cheltenham on Saturday.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.