Mourinho the 'Undisciplined One': 10 disciplinary incidents in 41 months since returning to English football

Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss on Sunday.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off in the English Premier League on Sunday (Nov 27) for furiously kicking a water bottle at the touchlines when Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was booked for diving against West Ham United.

It was the second time Mourinho was sent to the stands this season.

The latest controversy continues a downward spiral for Mourinho's career despite acclaimed managerial achievements in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. He marked his return to Chelsea with a league win in 2014-15, but the following 2015-16 season was where it really unravelled for him, where poor team performances coincided with an infamous public bust-up with female physio Eva Carneiro.

These are the 10 occasions where the self-proclaimed Special One had brushes with the footballing laws since he returned to English football with Chelsea in June 2013. He chalked up close to £200,000 (S$356,000) in fines and received a touchline ban and two stadium bans in that time.

1. Oct 29, 2016

Mourinho gesturing after being sent to the stands in the match against Burnley on Oct 29. PHOTO: AFP

What he did: Mourinho used abusive language towards referee Mark Clattenburg in a match against Burnley when he protested for a penalty.

Charge and fine: Fined £8,000 and banned from the touchline for one game for his behaviour during the Burnley match.

2. Oct 27, 2016

Mourinho said some things he should not have ahead of the match against Liverpool. PHOTO: REUTERS

What he did: Mourinho said referee Anthony Taylor would struggle to have a "very good performance" ahead of the Oct 18 match against Liverpool, breaking Football Association (the FA) regulations stipulating managers and players should not make pre-match comments about referees.

Charge and fine: Charged with improper conduct, warned and fined £50,000 for his comments.

3. Oct 24, 2015

What he did: At half-time during a 2-1 defeat by West Ham, Mourinho launched a foul-mouthed rant at referee Jonathan Moss in the Upton Park referee dressing room.


Charge and fine: Charged with misconduct, fined £40,000 and giving a one-match stadium ban.

4. Oct 20, 2015

What he did: Described a decision not to award Chelsea a penalty in a Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev as "weak and naive". Mourinho was echoing comments made by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to highlight that Wenger had avoided punishment.

Charge and fine: Mourinho avoided punishment for his comments.

5. Oct 3, 2015

What he did: Mourinho alleged in a post-match interview that officials were "afraid" to give Chelsea penalties, after a 3-1 loss to Southampton.

Charge and fine: A panel ruled that his comments implied match officials were biased. He received a £50,000 fine and a one-match stadium ban.

6. Aug 8, 2015

Mourinho was also involved in a few disciplinary cases while at Chelsea. PHOTO: AFP

What he did: Mourinho lashed out at his medical staff for rushing out to assist Eden Hazard in the final minutes in a match against Swansea. He was seen mouthing obscenities in female physio Eva Carneiro's direction. Carneiro was later banished from her duties by Mourinho.

Charge and fine: Mourinho avoided FA punishment, but had to appear at a tribunal later as Carneiro claimed constructive dismissal relating to the episode.

7. Dec 28, 2014

What he did: Mourinho mentioned there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea after a 1-1 draw with Southampton where Cesc Fabregas was booked for diving and denied a penalty.

Charge and fine: He was fined £25,000 for his comments.

8. April 19, 2014

What he did: Mourinho sarcastically praised referee Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley after a loss to Sunderland.

Charge and fine: Mourinho was fined £10,000 for his comments.

9. March 15, 2014

What he did: Mourinho left his technical area and went onto the pitch during the defeat at Aston Villa after a red card was shown to his player Ramires during a melee. Referee Chris Foy sent Mourinho to the stands.

Charge and fine: He was charged with improper conduct by the FA and fined £8,000.

10. Oct 19, 2013

What he did: Mourinho repeatedly voiced his frustration to referee Anthony Taylor and the fourth official over what he considered to be Cardiff City's time-wasting tactics.

Charge and fine: A £8,000 fine came with a charge of improper conduct.