AS Roma coach, Jose Mourinho has been suspended for 4 UEFA club competition games for raining abusive words on an English referee, Anthony Taylor who officiated the Europa League final match.
The suspension comes after Mourinho was caught on camera shouting at referee Anthony Taylor during Roma’s 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in Tirana, Albania on May 25. Mourinho was seen and heard yelling “f— you” at Makkelie after the referee awarded Feyenoord a late penalty.
Mourinho has since apologized for his outburst, but UEFA has decided to take action. The suspension will rule Mourinho out of Roma’s first four games in the 2023-24 Europa League.
This is not the first time Mourinho has been disciplined by UEFA. In 2018, he was suspended for two matches for criticizing referee Clement Turpin after Manchester United’s defeat to Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League final.
Mourinho is known for his fiery temper and his willingness to speak his mind. However, his latest suspension is a reminder that even the most experienced coaches are not above the rules.
Here are some additional details about the suspension:
The suspension will begin on July 1, 2023.
Mourinho will be eligible to return for Roma’s Europa League match against Zorya Luhansk on October 18, 2023.
Mourinho will also miss Roma’s home matches against CSKA Sofia and Zorya Luhansk, as well as their away match against CSKA Sofia.
Mourinho’s reaction to the suspension:
Mourinho has said that he accepts the suspension and that he will learn from his mistake. He has also said that he is confident that Roma will be able to cope without him for the first four games of the Europa League.
What does this mean for Roma?
The suspension is a blow to Roma, who will be without their manager for their first four Europa League games. However, the club has a strong squad and should be able to manage without Mourinho for the time being.
What does this mean for Mourinho?
The suspension is a setback for Mourinho, who is looking to build on his success at Roma. However, he has a history of bouncing back from adversity and he will be determined to return to the touchline as soon as possible.