Mourinho awaits fate after Upton Park dismissal
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will learn in the coming days if he faces punishment for being sent to the stands during his side’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham United.
Mourinho has complained over the last few months that he feels there is a vendetta against him and his team as far as match officials are concerned.
The Football Association has already taken action against him for comments made to the media on that subject, imposing a £50 000 ($76 570, 69 500 euros) fine and a suspended 12-month stadium ban earlier this month.
The stadium ban will come into force if he breaches FA rule E3, which obliges managers to “act in the best interests of the game” and “not act in any manner which is improper or brings the game into disrepute”, before October 16 next year.
Mourinho ensured he cannot be punished for any media comments by refusing to speak after Saturday’s match, which was decided by Andy Carroll’s late winner and also featured a red card for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.
But he may have to explain his part in referee Jon Moss’s decision to banish him to the stands at halftime, a fate that had already befallen firstteam coach Silvino Louro during the first half.
Moss’s report will be sent to the FA in the next few days.