SHEFFIELD Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal says he felt “fear and threat” after being sent to the stands at the Macron Stadium last month.

The Portuguese coach was given his marching orders by referee David Webb along with Phil Parkinson after a stormy exchange in the closing moments of a Carabao Cup match.

The two managers left their technical area after a challenge from Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan on Wanderers winger Filipe Morais but after retreating to the stands, Carvalhal became embroiled in another argument with a steward and some of his backroom.

Both managers have subsequently been punished by the Football Association.

Parkinson was given a £2,000 fine but Carvalhal was ordered to pay double and serve a two-game touchline ban.

Speaking ahead of his side’s game against Brentford, he said: “What happened that day was very bad," he told The Star. "I felt fear and threat in that football game. I did what I had to do on the pitch to protect my players.

“What I did was not correct and they gave me a two-game ban. I accept absolutely what happened on the pitch.

“When they put me in the stand, it was really very bad.”

Carvalhal said the steward apologised to him post cup tie. He insists he has learned from the angry exchange and would seek police protection next time.

He said: “I will not take risks again because I’m not stupid. Usually I don’t make the same mistake twice. My instinct is usually to protect the people that I like but I must do better because I can’t go out of my technical area.

“I am learning of course about these kind of situations.”