Jose Mourinho
Mourinho has been punished by The FA for the third time this season. Getty Images


  • The boss will serve the suspension in EFL Cup vs the Hammers on Wednesday.
  • Former Chelsea boss was handed a one-game ban after being sent off against Burnley.

Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined £16,000 by the FA after being sent on to the stands during the Manchester draw with West Ham United on Sunday (27 November). The Portuguese boss will thus miss the EFL Cup encounter against the Hammers on Wednesday night as he has to serve the suspension with immediate effect.

Referee Jon Moss sent Mourino to the stands in the first-half of the Premier League encounter with the Hammers after the boss kicked a bottle down the touchline in reaction to the referee decision to book Paul Pogba for diving.

Earlier this week the FA charged the United boss with improper conduct as a result, giving Mourinho until 6pm on Thursday 1 December 2016 to respond to the charge.

But the United boss has admitted the charge and will thus serve a one-match man with immediate effect, meaning that he will be absent in the EFL Cup quarter final against the Hammers.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Wednesday 30 November 2016], Jose Mourinho will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect," the FA have confirmed. "The Manchester United manager admitted an FA charge that his behaviour in or around the 27th minute of the game against West Ham United on Sunday [27 November 2016] amounted to improper conduct. He was also fined £16,000. "

Mourinho was already handed a one-game ban, fined £8,000 earlier in the season after being sent off during the goalless draw against Burnley on 29 October.

Furthermore, the former Chelsea boss also received a £50,000 fine for making comments about referee Anthony Taylor in the run-up to the goalless draw between Manchester United and Liverpool, questioning whether officiating a game near his home might put further pressure on his performance.