Jose Mourinho is becoming quite accustomed to sitting in the stands to watch his Manchester United side play.
For the second time in as many months Mourinho has been handed a one-game touchline ban following his sending off against West Ham United on Sunday for kicking a water bottle in frustration.
Mourinho, 53, was sent off by referee Jon Moss for the outburst and the English FA have banned him for one game and fined him $20,000.
In the brief statement, the FA explained Mourinho’s charge as he will now not be on the sidelines for United’s EFL Cup quarterfinal against West Ham at Old Trafford later on Wednesday.
Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Wednesday 30 November 2016], Jose Mourinho will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect.
The Manchester United manager admitted an FA charge that his behaviour in or around the 27th minute of the game against West Ham United on Sunday [27 November 2016] amounted to improper conduct.
He was also fined £16,000.
This indiscretion is the latest in a long line of FA charges for Mourinho as he was sent to the stands for an outburst against match officials at half time of United’s draw with Burnley last month at Old Trafford.
Last month he was also fined $62,000 by the FA for his comments regarding the appointment of referee Anthony Taylor for United’s crunch derby against Liverpool at Anfield, plus last season he was handed a one-game touchline ban in December 2015 while still the manager of Chelsea for using abusive language to Moss at half time of Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham.
We could go on and on listing Mourinho’s misdemeanor’s but you get the idea: he does what he wants and doesn’t really care about the consequences.
You get the sense, though, that the FA will come down on him like a ton of bricks the next time he steps out of line on the sidelines.
Jose, this may be your final, final, final warning.