Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Mourinho have till Friday to Respond to The FA over Ref Taylor Comments Before the Liverpool vs Man Utd game.

The Football's Association (FA) has asked Jose Mourinho to explain comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of Monday's 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.

Omnisport understands United boss Mourinho has until 6pm on Friday to respond to the governing body, at which point the FA will decide whether to charge him in relation to rules prohibiting managers from speaking about referees in the build-up to matches.

Read what Mourinho said HERE . which he is to explain to the FA.

After the match at Anfield yesterday, Mourinho asked United's press officer if he was allowed to pass comment on Taylor for the match. Mourinho said: "He had a good game and I am happy for him because people with responsibilities put a lot of pressure on him and it was very difficult for him to have a good performance, which he had."

The rules prohibiting managers from speaking about referees in a build-up--match was introduced by The FA in 2009.
Sir Alex Ferguson who is former Manchester United manager was the first manager to be punished under the rules when he made a comment on referee Howard Webb ahead of a match with Chelsea in May 2011, Ferguson said "Definitely Howard is the best referee in the Country". 

Meanwhile Jose Mourinho is no stranger to run-ins with the FA over refereeing issues. He was handed a suspended one-match stadium ban and a £50,000 fine for suggesting referees were "afraid" to award penalties to his team (Chelsea) in the aftermatch of a 3-1 loss to Southampton.

The Portuguese's behavior towards the match officials during a defeat at West Ham last October saw him sent to the stands and banned from attending a subsequent trip to Stoke City.



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