Jose Mourinho Charged For Abusing Officials Following Europa League Final Defeat

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Jose Mourinho has been charged by UEFA for abusing officials after Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat in Budapest.

Jose Mourinho Charged For Abusing Officials Following Europa League Final Loss

Mourinho, who is 60 years old, was given a yellow card by Anthony Taylor in Budapest, where Sevilla beat his Roma side on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Mourinho was seen in a car park confronting Taylor with abusive languages after the action-packed game.

The two teams are set to face several charges over their fans’ conduct in the Europa League final that was played on Wednesday.

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Sevilla beat AS Roma on penalties to hand Jose Mourinho his first defeat in a European final with the final seeing 14 yellow cards.

The card issued by Anthony Taylor was the most ever in a Europa League final game, and play almost 30 minutes of stoppage time in total.

Roma head coach Mourinho was seen using abusive and foul languages at the officials in a car park, labelling their performance a “disgrace” after the final.

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The former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach, who never lost a European final prior to that game, still took to post-match press conference to blast the officiating.

He stated that: “I need to defend my lads, and I must say that we are used to it, but still seeing this kind of refereeing in a European final is really, really hard.”

Tiago Pinto, Roma’s general manager, also spoke to the Italian media, saying: “We at AS Roma don’t want to raise doubts about Sevilla’s merits. We believe that with our opponents we put on a great final and honoured the stage offered to us by UEFA in the best way.”

“We don’t usually comment about these types of situations but we’ve analysed both the most glaring incidents and those seemingly less evident and it is clear that in disciplinary terms the refereeing of the match was not balanced.”

Jose Mourinho Charged For Abusing Officials Following Europa League Final Loss

Mourinho will be waiting for UEFA to see what will play out next, but what is certain is that the Portuguese was not happy with the officiating in the final.

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Jose Mourinho

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix GOIH is a Portuguese football manager and former player who is the current head coach of the Italian Serie A club Roma.

Mourinho was born on the 26th of January, 1963 in Setúbal, Portugal.

Nicknamed “The Special One” by the British media, he is one of the most decorated managers ever and is widely considered to be among the greatest managers of all time.

Mourinho has won all five of his five European finals, including last season’s Europa Conference League win with Roma.

Mourinho gained his first-ever European cup final with Porto against Celtic in the 2003 UEFA Cup, after Porto defeated Celtic in the final by 3-2 scores.

Mourinho led the same Porto to the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League title after they defeated Monaco 3-0 in the final.

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Mourinho won his third UEFA cup after guiding Inter Milan to the final in 2010. The Italian powerhouse beat Bayern Munich to complete the club’s treble the same year.

His fourth European cup came when he was Manchester United’s head coach. In the 2016/2017 campaign, Mourinho led the Red Devils to the first Europa League glory after they beat Ajax in the final by two goals to nil.

He made history last season as he took Roma to the Europa Conference League final which they won 1–0 over Feyenoord.

But Sevilla on Wednesday night handed him his first European Final loss in his career after a hard fought match that saw 14 yellow cards.

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