Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been slapped with an £8,000 fine by the FA and ordered not to repeat his touchline display in the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Villa Park following a charge of improper conduct.
The Portuguese, alongside Villa manager Paul Lambert and substitute striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, vacated their respective technical areas to diffuse a heated situation between both sets of players following Ramires’ two-footed lunge on Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi.
Mourinho now faces a hefty fine after being found guilty of improper conduct, a charge he initially denied, and has been warned about his future conduct.
After the loss, the Special One vented his anger at the fact that he was the only one sent to the stands for leaving his technical ground, despite his assistants, and various members of the home side also fleeing from their seats.
“I don’t know why I was sent off," said Mourinho.
"Gabriel Agbonlahor was on the bench, he jumped onto the pitch, he was aggressive towards Ramires. Then everyone jumps onto the pitch: me, Paul Lambert and my assistants, lots of people there.
"There are no statues in a football match, so if I was sent off, everyone should have been sent off,” he insisted.
The former Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid gaffer also denied reports that he and Blues skipper John Terry had attempted to forcefully seek access to referee Chris Foy after the final whistle, insisting he “politely” asked for five seconds to speak with the official.
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