Kicked out

> Mour­inho set for touch­line ban af­ter be­ing charged by the FA for boot­ing a bot­tle <

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

JOSE MOUR­INHO could be fac­ing a three­match touch­line ban af­ter be­ing hit with another FA charge. The Manch­ester United boss was last night ac­cused of im­proper con­duct fol­low­ing his melt­down at Old Traf­ford on Sun­day.

Mour­inho was sent to the stands by ref­eree Jon Moss af­ter fly­ing into a rage and kick­ing a wa­ter bot­tle down the touch­line when the of­fi­cial booked Paul Pogba for div­ing dur­ing United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

It is the sec­ond time in a month Mour­inho has been charged with mis­con­duct as he con­tin­ues to make head­lines for all the wrong rea­sons.

He got a one-match touch­line ban for rant­ing at Mark Clat­ten­burg last month and was warned about his fu­ture con­duct then.

FA bosses could de­cide to hand him an ex­tended ban of up to three games af­ter grow­ing tired of his an­tics.

“Jose Mour­inho has been charged fol­low­ing Manch­ester United’s game against West Ham United on Sun­day”

The FA an­nounced their de­ci­sion af­ter study­ing Moss’s of­fi­cial match re­port and Star­sport un­der­stands they are treat­ing Mour­inho’s lat­est mis­de­meanour as a ‘non stan­dard of­fence’.

He has un­til 6pm on Thurs­day (Fri­day 2am Malaysian time) to re­spond but it re­mains to be seen if a dis­ci­plinary com­mis­sion will hear the case be­fore the end of this week.

If not then Mour­inho will be in the dugout for this week­end’s trip to Everton, but could then miss clashes with Tot­ten­ham, Crys­tal Palace and West Brom.

An FA state­ment said: “Jose Mour­inho has been charged fol­low­ing Manch­ester United’s game against West Ham United on Sun­day.

“It is al­leged his be­hav­iour in or around the 27th minute of the game amounts to im­proper con­duct. He has un­til Dec 6, 2016, to re­spond to the charge.”

Another FA rap is the last thing Mour­inho needs as United’s sea­son threat­ens to go down­hill fast.

They have made their worst ever start to a Pre­mier League cam­paign af­ter 13 games and trail league lead­ers Chelsea by 11 points.

Mour­inho was also fined £50,000 (RM277,000) for com­ments made about An­thony Taylor ahead of United’s re­cent trip to Liver­pool and United bosses are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly con­cerned by his be­hav­iour.

How­ever, the man­ager will es­cape rep­ri­mand from this own club de­spite the mount­ing fre­quency of his mis­de­meanours.

The only in­di­vid­ual who might have that kind of con­ver­sa­tion is the ex­ec­u­tive vice-chair­man Ed Wood­ward, though the word from the top of the club is that there are no plans to call Mour­inho in for a chat.

In­tru­sions of that kind from the board tend to come when con­duct is be­com­ing a prob­lem with spon­sors and things are not as se­ri­ous as that.

The view seems to re­main what it was when was asked a se­nior board mem­ber in Septem­ber if there wor­ries about Mour­inho’s histri­on­ics dam­ag­ing the United brand. ‘Fer­gu­son was not averse to be­ing at war with the es­tab­lish­ment,’ came back the re­ply.

It does not take much imag­i­na­tion to know how Sir Bobby Charl­ton will feel about what he has wit­nessed in the first 103 days of Mour­inho’s first Pre­mier League sea­son as Manch­ester United man­ager and the mem­ory cer­tainly drifts back to what Charl­ton told TV doc­u­men­tary mak­ers about the man back in 2011.

“He pon­tif­i­cates too much for my lik­ing. He is a re­ally good coach but that’s as far as I would go, re­ally.”

That chore­ographed meet­ing be­tween Mour­inho and Charl­ton in the Car­ring­ton car park on the day the man­ager ar­rived to be­gin his work has helped erase that sense of two cul­tures clash­ing, though we are get­ting to the stage when it is rea­son­able to ask whether some­one with Old Traf­ford will be tak­ing the 53-year-old aside and qui­etly re­mind­ing him of his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. – Daily Star / The In­de­pen­dent

Jose Mour­inho got an­noyed and kicked a wa­ter bot­tle – just enough to earn him his sec­ond red card of the sea­son – this time by ref­eree Jonathan Moss dur­ing the Manch­ester United ver­sus West Ham United at Old Traf­ford on Sun­day.

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