More trouble for Mourinho. The Chelsea manager has been given a one-match stadium ban by the FA as punishment for his yet another misconduct charge.
The Blues boss, whose future at Stamford Bridge has come under severe critism, along with the ban also, has been fined £40,000. The suspension will be active with immediate effect. Mourinho was charged last week for a rude confrontation with match referee Jonathan Moss during his Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to West Ham at Upton Park when Nemanja Matic was rightly sent off. At that time, the 52-year-old boss was sent to the stands after his first assistant Silvino Louro was given a similar order, but now Mourinho has been sanctioned further.
A FA statement later read: “The Chelsea manager admitted an FA charge of misconduct regarding his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area during half-time of the game against West Ham United on October 24, 2015.
“With regard to Chelsea coach Silvino Louro, who denied an FA misconduct charge in relation to the same game, The FA, having considered further representation, withdrew the formal charge of improper conduct but reminded him of his responsibilities.”
The suspension means the Portuguese will not be able to attend the Blues’ next Premier League clash with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend. Chelsea in their last league match suffered a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.
However, Support from the club’s hierarchy right now remains with the manager who gave them league title just six months ago and who also penned a new lucrative four-year contract extention for around £8.5m-a-year in the summer. Yet that support is now undermined by continuous shocking results. Apart from the on-field performance, Mourinho’s regular confrontations with match officials and the authorities are clearly showing the impression that he is losing control gradually.
If the £50,000 fine for his recent confrontation with referees after the Southampton match not reduced after any appeal contesting the charge – the verdict of that possible appeal will be given later this week – Mourinho will have staggering £141,000 in fines since his return to England in 2013 summer.