Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined $13,410 (£8k) by the Football Association for re-entering the field of play during the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on March 15th.
English soccer’s governing body issued the statement on Thursday: “Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 [$13,410] and warned as to his future conduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing.”
“Mourinho denied a breach of FA rule E3 in that his behaviour in re-entering the field of play and approaching the match referee (Foy) in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game against Aston Villa on March 15, 2014, amounted to improper conduct.
“However, the charge was found proven at a personal hearing on Wednesday, April 9.”
The incident occurred four minutes into injury time when Chelsea midfielder Ramires was sent off for a sliding tackle on Villa’s Karim El Ahmadi. Ramires was thereafter confronted by Villa full-back Leandro Bacuna as Mourinho entered the pitch to diffuse the situation and was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy.
The incident marks the second time this season Mourinho has been fined $13,410 (£8k) by the FA after a similar incident in the 4-1 home win over Cardiff City in October.
Chelsea face Swansea City on Sunday 11:07am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra.