Mourinho charged with misconduct

Mourinho charged with misconduct

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the FA for his behaviour during his side’s 2-1 loss to West Ham.

The 52-year old was sent to the stands at half time after comments made to referee Jon Moss, who sent off Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic shortly before half time.

Mourinho watched most of the second half from the directors’ box at Upton Park, but disappeared shortly after Andy Carroll scored West Ham’s winning goal, and did not reappear to fulfil his post-match press duties, having previously said his relationship with the media would be changing.

The Premier League have confirmed that should a club fail to undertake media obligations, the governing body will write to them to obtain their reasons before deciding on any sanction.

It added that this can range from a warning to a fine, with each case looked at on its merits.

The report from Moss is yet to be submitted to the FA, but is expected to contain his reasoning for sending Mourinho to the stands.

Chelsea assistant manager Silvio Louro was too shown a red card for his own comments made to the referee, and has also been charged with misconduct.

Furthermore, Chelsea are facing a £25,000 fine for having more than five players booked in one Premier League game. As well as the two yellow cards given to Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Willian, Cesc Fabregas, John Mikel Obi and Diego Costa were also booked at Upton Park.

Both sides have been charged with failing to control their players.