On Wednesday, the European Football Association announced a penalty against Jose Mourinho for his behavior on the sidelines of the European League final, which Roma lost to Seville. The Portuguese coach will miss his team’s first European match next season.
And it was expected. Angered by the referee of the Europa League final, Jose Mourinho verbally and physically attacked the referees after Roma’s losing match against Sevilla (1-1, 1 tab vs. 4), on 31 May.
The Portuguese technician, who was filmed screaming at England official Anthony Taylor in the halls of Puskas Stadium in Budapest, was sentenced to a four-match penalty.
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Mourinho will miss most of the group matches
After an investigation by UEFA, the UEFA Disciplinary Committee made a clear decision. In addition to his particularly aggressive attitude, the members of the disciplinary body retained the words of José Mourinho who repeatedly exclaimed in English “It’s an absurd disgrace, an absurd disgrace” after a match marked by several controversial decisions according to him.
By defeating his team in the final, Jose Mourinho squandered his last chance to play in the Champions League in 2023-2024. Instead, the Romanian club and coach will once again settle for the Europa League.
In sixth place in the Italian league, Roma will play with C3 pools. Jose Mourinho, won’t be on BNC until his team’s fifth game.