Mourinho was sent off at half time by the referee

Mourinho was sent off at half time by the referee

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Ex Chelsea boss José Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, this time as Manchester United manager © Francesca Ceciarini

It was a turbulent afternoon for José Mourinho at the Boleyn Ground.

The Portuguese manager won’t ever forget his last visit at Upton Park: in addition the defeat, that put Chelsea back in a difficult situation in the table, the Blues boss was sent off at half time by referee Jonathan Moss.

It all happened in the end of the first part of the game: Nemanja Matic was sent off for a double yellow card at minute 45′ and shortly after Mourinho’s assistant Silvino Louro was sent to the stands for heavily protest with both the fourth official and the referee.

While all this was happening Mourinho got an ironic grin on his face and apparently had no reaction.

At the beginning of the second part the Chelsea manager didn’t show up in the dugout, while his assistants Steve Holland and Rui Faria were standing to give directions to the players on the pitch.

Finally TV cameras caught Mourinho watching the game in the stands and it was speculated that it was his choice to follow the second half from there but at the end arrived the confirmation that he was sent off by the referee during the half time: probably because he protested with him in the tunnel, but it’s supposed also that he tried to enter Moss’ dressing room during the fifteen minute time out.

Now Mourinho can face a ban stadium by the FA, as he got a suspended ban ten days ago: now the punishment can become effective.