Jose Mourinho faces the threat of a stadium ban after refusing to leave the referee’s room during his showdown with Jon Moss at Upton Park on Saturday. The Chelsea manager heaped more shame on the club after the FA charged him and his assistant Silvino Louro with misconduct following Saturday’s chaotic 2-1 defeat by West Ham.
Chelsea and West Ham have also been charged separately for failing to control their players during two controversial incidents just before half-time.
The Chelsea manager was charged on Monday by the Football Association “in relation to his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area at half-time” during his side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Saturday. Among a stream of insults aimed at Moss as the teams and coaching staff made their way down the tunnel at half-time, Mourinho told him: ‘Wenger was right — you are ****ing soft’.
Mourinho has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, which only gives the FA a day to convene the independent panel and discuss the case before Chelsea take on Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, but we understand the case will almost certainly be heard next week, leaving Mourinho free to take his place in the dug-out for the match and against Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Mourinho watched the second-half of the match at the Boleyn Ground from the directors’ box following a half-time incident with referee Jonathan Moss, who had shown a red card to Nemanja Matic and also sent Chelsea coach Silvino Louro to the stands for his reaction to the decision.