Date: 21st January 2014 at 5:23pm
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Following news that Accrington Stanley had been fined £20,000 following the lack of a required qualification for manager James Beattie, the club has released a short statement, stating they do not intend to appeal the fine.

The club were reminded twice, once following the departure of former gaffer Leam Richardson, and once following the appointment of James Beattie, that any new manager would have to either hold a UEFA B Licence or be working towards such, with a place booked for the future on the course, and unfortunately this wasn’t the case.

Confirming the fine, a statement on the Official Site read.

‘Accrington Stanley can confirmed that the club has been fined £20,000, with £15,000 suspended, for breaching Football League regulations regarding manager coaching qualifications. This is regrettable and measures have been put in place to ensure that James has gained the required qualifications by the deadline of May 1st.’

The statement goes on to say that the club do not intend to appeal this decision, our efforts will instead go towards compliance, and that they will be making no further comment on this subject.

Should Beattie hold this qualification by the deadline of May, the suspended £15,000 of the fine will be nullified.