Jose Mourinho set for two-game touchline ban after kicking bottle


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is set to face further disciplinary action after being sent to the stands for the second time in a month during his side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss for kicking a bottle in protest after Paul Pogba received a yellow card for diving in the tie. Later replays showed that West Ham’s Mark Noble made no contact with the Frenchman and the referee was absolutely right.

However, Mourinho watched the second half from a private room in view of the ground at Old Trafford rather than from the stands.

The Portuguese coach was previously given his marching orders at Old Trafford as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Burnley earlier this month.

He was forced to serve a one-match touchline ban as well as a £8,000 fine after verbally abusing referee Mark Clattenburg at half-time of the game against Sean Dyche’s side.

Mourinho was also fined £50,000 for remarks he made before United’s clash against Liverpool after he suggested putting Anthony Taylor in charge put unnecessary pressure on the Manchester-based referee.

Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second time in a month and is facing a third FA charge in six weeks. The Sunderland-born official also dismissed Mourinho previously when he was in charge of Chelsea in October 2015 against West Ham and in 2014 at Aston Villa when he was fourth-official.

And as he faces the possibility of a further two-match suspension, Mourinho could now be forced to sit out next Sunday’s clash between Everton Goodison Park. However, the FA will wait until they receive referee John Moss’ match report before making any decision.

The Manchester United boss refused to fulfil his media duties after the game and left the responsibility to his assistant coach Rui Faria for the interview part .