Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fined over media comments

Thursday 08 May 2014
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Jose Mourinho has been fined £10,000 in relation to comments he made after Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014.

While the commission did not find that Mourinho’s post-match comments called 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, they did find that the comments brought the game into disrepute and the charge for improper conduct was found proven.

Meanwhile, Mourinho has lost his appeal against an Independent Regulatory Commission’s decision to fine him £8,000 in relation to Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa on 15 March 2014.

Mourinho denied a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behaviour in re-entering the field of play and approaching the Match Referee in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game amounted to improper conduct. 

The charge was found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission and that decision was upheld by an Appeal Panel on Thursday. 

By FA Staff