Mourinho Is Charged With Improper Conduct After Cardiff Match

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged with improper conduct by English soccer’s governing body after being sent to the stands during his team’s 4-1 win against Cardiff City three days ago.

Mourinho was ordered from the technical area by referee Anthony Taylor after protesting about what he said was time-wasting by Cardiff, and sat with supporters for the final 20 minutes of the Premier League match.

The Football Association said last night in an e-mailed statement that Mourinho has until 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 to respond to the charge, which could result in a reprimand, fine or suspension.

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