LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 after his sending off against Cardiff last Saturday.

The Football Association had charged Mourinho with improper conduct which he admitted after having been sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor for complaining about Cardiff time-wastingt during the Blues’ 4-1 win.

A statement from the FA read: “Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behaviour in or around the 69th minute of his side’s game against Cardiff City on 19 October 2013 amounted to improper conduct.

“The fine is the standard penalty for the offence.”

Mourinho, who earns a reported £180,000-a-week, sat with surprised supporters after being ordered from the touchline midway through the second half after repeatedly voicing his frustration to Taylor and fourth official Trevor Kettle.