Connect with us

General Football News

Roma manager Jose Mourinho banned for two games and fined for conduct against Cremonese

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has been banned for two matches and fined €10,000.

The Portuguese was sent off in his side’s 2-1 league defeat to Cremonese on Tuesday.

Mourinho reacted furiously to the dismissal and an Italian sports judge has ruled that he will serve a suspension.

The Roma boss was furious at the fourth official after referee Marco Piccinini did not award his side a free-kick for a foul.

Piccinini gave him his marching orders – his third red card of the term.

Mourinho said after the match that he would seek legal advice against the fourth official.

He claimed the official spoke to him in a disrespectful manner.

In an official statement, Serie A said the provocative manner in which Mourinho contested a refereeing decision led to his ban and fine.

He also entered the referees’ dressing room and addressed the fourth official with offensive expressions after the match.

The Roma boss will miss his side’s league games against Juventus and Sassuolo.

The Stadio Olimpico club are fifth in the Serie A after 24 games. Three points separate them from second-placed Inter Milan, and a top-four finish is possible.

They finished sixth last term but have improved this season.

Being without Mourinho for the next two games is unlikely to have any impact on them.

The Roma manager will find a way to communicate with his assistants during the games.

More in General Football News