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Jose Mourinho has been fined heavily since his return to the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho has been fined so much money since returning to England in 2013

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Jose Mourinho is a big character in the Premier League. While he may not be showboating his talents on the pitch, the Portuguese still does certainly know how to grab the attention off it.

The former Chelsea boss is one of a number of charismatic football managers in England's top flight at the minute. But while the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte can channel their passionate energy positively, it is seemingly something Mourinho struggles with.

No one can doubt the 53-year-old's desire to win but, as proven on many occasions, sometimes his winning mentality can get the better of him in the heat of the moment and result in some hefty fines.

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And even by Mourinho's standards, he has already accumulated a significant number of fines this season.

The Manchester United boss was fined £50,000 relating to comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor, ahead of the Red Devils big meeting with Liverpool at Anfield back in October.

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And that incident was followed up, not long after, by being sent to the stands in United's goalless draw at home to Burnley - reportedly after comments made by Mourinho to referee Mark Clattenburg at half time.

But the latest incident, which has seen the Portuguese charged with improper conduct by the FA, could well see the United boss reach a landmark figure in fines - since his return to the Premier League in 2013.

Bottle job

Referee Jon Moss sent Mourinho to the stands after kicking a water bottle in frustration at a decision against Paul Pogba during United's 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday, and could again be set to face a hefty fine.

According to the Mirror a fine, which seems inevitable, could potentially see Mourinho rack up a total of £200,000 in fines, since his return to the Premier League, which would equate to just short of seven times the average UK salary.

Mourinho may well be one of the best paid managers in football, but it is clear that he would be significantly better off if he could keep check of his emotions.

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Since returning to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge of Chelsea in 2013, the Portuguese has racked up £191,000 in fines and could surpass that if an FA commission deem his most recent outburst as improper conduct.

It took Mourinho just two months into his Premier League return to receive his first fine, after being sent to the stands in a 4-1 win over Cardiff City and accepted a fine of £8000.

Ill-tempered

And five months later he was back in the stands again - this time during an ill-tempered shock defeat to Aston Villa where he contested his charge of improper conduct, but subsequently lost his appeal and £8000, again.

However, Mourinho is clearly not quick to learn from his mistakes, just over a month, in April 2014, later he landed a £10,000 fine for sarcastically praising referee Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley, after Sunderland ended the Portuguese's unbeaten home record as Blues boss.

But clearly a dry spell of not picking up a fine was set to come to an end sooner rather than later, and after an eight-month period Mourinho was hit with a hefty £25,000 fine after complaining of a "clear campaign" against Chelsea - having been denied a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Southampton.

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The biggest Mourinho scandal in recent years, involving club doctor Eva Carneiro during the Blues' opening day draw with Swansea, ironically did not result in a Mourinho fine but a settlement between Carneiro and the club, out of court.

Afraid

Mourinho, though, clearly has had an issue with Southampton in recent years; this time taking issue with referee Robert Madley following a 3-1 defeat to the Saints. The Portuguese accused to the referee of being "afraid" to give a penalty and subsequently incurred a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban in October last year.

And, in the same month, it didn't get any easier for Mourinho. As his side fell apart at the end of the first half against West Ham, he was sent to the stands after comments made to referee Jonathan Moss at half-time.

What resulted was a one-match stadium ban and £40,000 fine after accepting a charge of misconduct.

So, with that all considered, it seems not so unsurprising that Mourinho's wallet never seems to stay closed, where fines are concerned, for very long.

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