The Football Association have handed Chelsea coach Rui Faria a six-match stadium ban following his behaviour during Chelsea’s recent home defeat to Sunderland.
Faria has been charged with two counts of improper conduct after confronting referee Mike Dean towards the end of the 2-1 defeat in April.
Faria had to be dragged away by Mourinho and was accused of two rule breaches – failing to leave the technical area when asked and insulting the fourth official.
The FA released a statement that read:
“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules.
“The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014.
The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.
Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.”
Chelsea coach Faria could yet appeal his suspension, considering that it is actually longer than the three-game stadium ban that Newcastle boss Alan Pardew received after head-butting incident Hull City’s David Meyler.