LONDON: Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after his half-time dismissal in Chelsea’s loss at West Ham.
Mourinho, who is appealing against a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for comments about officials after the October 3 loss to Southampton, faces further charges after being sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Upton Park.
An FA statement read: “Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in relation to his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area at half-time.”
Silvino Louro, one of Mourinho’s assistants, was sent to the stands after Nemanja Matic was red-carded for two bookable offences and has also been charged with misconduct.
Both clubs have also been charged for failing to control their players in the aftermath of the challenge which led to Matic’s dismissal.
The FA statement added: “Chelsea coach Silvino Louro has also been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour which led to his 45th-minute dismissal from the technical area.
“West Ham have been charged for failing to control their players in the 44th minute of the game and Chelsea have also been charged with the same offence for an alleged breach in the 45th minute of the game. All parties have until 6pm on Thursday (October 29, 2015) to reply.”
Mourinho’s position at Chelsea is under scrutiny after a fifth loss from 10 Premier League games this term and the charges are likely to ensure a further deterioration in his relationship with the FA.
He is contesting the £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban levied for comments about referee Robert Madley following the October 3 loss to Southampton.
He branded the sanctions a “disgrace” and “absolutely astonishing”, adding “I am happy that I don’t have an electronic tag. I think it’s not far from (that)”.
Mourinho, whose suspended stadium ban relates specifically to media comments, perceives inconsistencies in the FA’s disciplinary process and called for his relationship with the governing body to be examined.
He has publicly highlighted Arsene Wenger avoiding sanctions for pushing him in the technical area in October 2014 and for calling referee Mike Dean “weak and naive” following Arsenal’s loss at Stamford Bridge last month.
The events at Upton Park prompted the latest in a long line of disciplinary events involving Mourinho during his second spell as Chelsea boss.
Chelsea were already hit with an automatic fine of £25,000 for six or more bookings in the contest, while Serbia midfielder Matic will serve a one-match ban, missing the League Cup fourth-round tie at Stoke.