While he is unlikely to face further actions for his most recent comments, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho certainly seems to have further soured his relations with the FA by calling the A?50,000-fine imposed on him a a disgracea .
Speaking to the media in relation to promotion for his new book, named MOURINHO, the Portuguese took a dig at Englanda s apex football governing body, for imposing the fines on him.
Mourinho was quoted saying by the . Independent, a Every word I say is a big risk for me. I am happy that I dona t have an electronic tag. I think ita s not far from (that).a
a I also think that A?50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace,a continued Mourinho.
The FA had, earlier this week, slapped a hefty fine on the Portuguese and handed him a one-match-ban after the 52-year-old admitted to breaching the FA conduct code after his side lost 3-1 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
This action by the FA comes after the Chelsea manager claimed that referees were a afraid of awarding penalties to his team”, referring to Robert Madleya s decision to not award the West London club the spot kick in their home match against Southampton.
In an official statement, issued on their website, the FA said, a Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined A?50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.a
These comments by the Chelsea manager, seem to have been fueled by the fact that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, with whom the Portuguese has shared a rather strained relationship, was not fined for his own comments on referee Mike Dean after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
Mourinho seems to have been pointing out the fact that Wenger had called Dean a weaka and a naA?vea , for which he did not have to face any action. Wenger had also gone unpunished after pushing Mourinho in the technical area, last season.
a Afraid costs A?50,000. Weak and naA?ve a you can do it,a said the 52-year-pold.
The Chelsea manager is believed to be in deep trouble after slamming the FA in front of the media. However, according to BBC, Mourinho is unlikely to face further punishment for this. It is believed that the FA are mostly concerned with the criticism of the match officials and are okay with managers criticising the association in itself.
Mourinhoa s Chelsea have been dismal this season, starting their title-defence with just two wins from eight games, already conceding more than half the number of goals (17) they let in last season (32). As the Blues manager frantically looks to turn things around for his club, his job seems to be getting increasingly difficult with all the negative publicity being hurled towards Stamford Bridge.