Jose Mourinho faces stadium ban after Burnley incident

Johannesburg : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who was on Saturday sent to the stands at half-time in the 0-0 draw with Burnley in the Premier League, could be facing a stadium ban following another run in with officials.

The United manager was forced to watch the second half of the match from the stands after apparently clashing with referee Mark Clattenburg over his failure to award United a penalty following a tackle on Matteo Darmian, reports Sport24.

The 53-year-old Portuguese then moved to the directors’ box. It is speculated that the 53-year-old, who has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after he made comments against referee Anthony Taylor prior to his side’s goalless draw against Liverpool in the English Premier League, could face even further sanction from the FA.

Confirming the news, the FA said Mourinho would be charged for breaking FA rules and bringing the game into disrepute.

Mourinho has now been given a deadline of October 31 to respond to a charge of improper conduct. The Portuguese, who is a serial offender when it comes to the FA’s disciplinary unit, had said that that it would be difficult for referee Taylor to officiate their game with Liverpool.

Mourinho’s misconduct charge came just a few days after his one-year stadium ban from his time at Chelsea expired.–

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