Jose Mourinho responds to misconduct charge

Monday 28 Apr 2014
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has denied an FA charge and requested a non-personal hearing in relation to comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014.

It is alleged that Mourinho’s post-match comments constitute improper conduct, in that they call into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, and/or the comments bring the game into disrepute.

In relation to the same fixture, Chelsea Assistant manager Rui Faria has admitted two misconduct breaches and requested a non-personal hearing.

The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official. The second breach was that Faria’s behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

A date for both hearings will be set in due course.

By FA Staff