Huddersfield assistant Nicky Cowley “flatly denied” the Football Association’s charges of misconduct.
Former Lincoln No.2, with Terriers boss and brother Danny, was involved in heated conversations with coaching staff at Nottingham Forest in a 2-1 victory over Premier League hopefuls in December .
Nicky was charged with an “aggravated violation” of FA rule E3 (2) after referring to the nationality of a staff member from Nottingham Forest.
A Huddersfield statement on Tuesday said: “Huddersfield Town acknowledges the FA statement regarding a charge regarding Nicky Cowley and the Sky Bet home championship game in Nottingham Forest on December 21, 2019.
“Nicky and the club fully cooperated with the FA’s initial investigations into the alleged incident.
“Nicky Cowley vigorously denies the allegations against him and will request a personal hearing on the charge.
“Huddersfield Town fully supports Nicky and will continue to support him throughout the process.”
The two benches were involved in fiery halftime exchanges when Danny and Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi clashed near the tunnel.
Nicky is accused of having used “rude and / or abusive” language after the end of the match.
An FA press release said: “Huddersfield Town FC assistant manager Nicky Cowley has been charged with breaking FA rule E3 following his meeting with Nottingham Forest FC on Saturday December 21, 2019.
“It is alleged that after the match was over he used abusive and / or insulting words towards a member of the coaching staff of Nottingham Forest FC.
“It is further alleged that this violation of rule E3 (1) is an” aggravated violation “, as defined in rule E3 (2), as the participant referred to nationality. He has until 17 March 2020 to respond. “
The Cowley brothers have improved Huddersfield’s fortunes since taking office in September.
The Terriers, who were in the relegation zone when the brothers arrived, are now 18th overall and three points above the last three.