Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £58,000 and handed a one-match touchline ban, reveal the FA.
Mourinho has been punished for two separate incidents. The first was for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of his side’s game against Liverpool. The FA confirm that Mourinho accepted his comments constituted improper conduct. He has subsequently been handed a £50,000 fine.
The second offence, the FA reveal, was for “using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official” – a charge that Mourinho has also accepted. He will serve a one-match touchline ban as a punishment, and was also fined an additional £8,000.
The Portuguese is certainly no stranger to being sanctioned by the FA. Mourinho often finds it difficult to bite his tongue in post-match interviews, and in this case while the match was still underway.
He will be absent from the touchline for United’s upcoming game against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. His side have not been fairing well with their manager in the technical area and currently sit eighth in the Premier League table. We will soon find out if they will perform better in his absence.