Jose Mourinho banned for four games by Uefa. Image: Wikimedia

Mourinho slapped with a four-match ban for abusing ref

‘The Special One’ Jose Mourinho confronted referee Anthony Taylor in the parking lot after the Europa Cup final.


Jose Mourinho banned for four games by Uefa. Image: Wikimedia

As Roma coach Jose Mourinho has been suspended for four European matches for insulting referee Anthony Taylor following his team’s Europa League final defeat by Sevilla.

His side lost 4-1 on penalties to Sevilla after the match finished 1-1. Roma missed two spot kicks to hand Sevilla their seventh Europa League crown.

Following the penalty shootout defeat, ‘The Special One’ confronted Taylor in the parking lot.

Mourinho given a four match ban

Premier League referee made a number of questionable decisions during the final which left Mourinho furious.

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Following the conclusion of the match in Budapest, Mourinho was asked about his future plans.

“I want to stay at Roma,” said Mourinho told Sky Sport after the match. “But my players deserve more and I also deserve more. I’m a little tired of being a coach, a man of communication, the face of the club that says we were robbed after every game. I’m tired of acting on every front.”

“And let’s hope that [referee Anthony] Taylor, only officiates games in the Champions League and does the same bull***t there that he did tonight, and not in the Europa League,” Mourinho said after the game.

UEFA announced on Wednesday that the Portugese was banned from “the next four UEFA club competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, for directing abusive language at a match official.”

Roma will play in the Europa League group stage next season and Mourinho will mis their first four games.

Roma have also been fined 50,000 euros ($54,744) and banned from taking away fans to their next European match “for the lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances”.

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The Italian club were also fined 5,000 euros over the “improper conduct of their team” and ordered to “contact the Hungarian Football Federation within 30 days” to agree a settlement regarding damages caused by their supporters in the stadium.