LONDON: Jose Mourinho has been swiftly brought back down to earth after the vocal support from Stamford Bridge fans during Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev.
The Chelsea manager has had his appeal against a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-game stadium ban dismissed by the Football Association.
The Portuguese received the charge for comments made after his team’s defeat by Southampton where he said officials were afraid to award Chelsea a penalty. The stadium ban will be invoked if he is guilty of further misconduct relating to media comments.
He admitted another misconduct charge after being sent off against West Ham.
The 52-year-old has been given a one-match stadium ban with immediate effect and also fined £40,000 for speaking to referee Jon Moss at half-time during the 2-1 defeat by the Hammers. He will set to miss the weekend game against Stoke after deciding not to appeal.
The FA said that the two charges were regarded as different types of misconduct, so the latest charge, incurred after the 2-1 defeat at West Ham on 24 October, would not trigger the suspended stadium ban received for his behaviour following the 3-1 loss at home to Southampton on 3 October.
Chelsea have made the worst start to a season by any team defending a Premier League title, having won only three of their 11 matches, and are are 15th in the table.
Mourinho also faces legal action from former first-team doctor Eva Carneiro after he criticised her for treating Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea on the opening day of the season.
The former Real Madrid, Inter and Porto boss was cleared by the FA of making discriminatory comments towards Carneiro, a decision which itself drew censure from FA board member Heather Rabbatts.