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Mourinho given suspended match ban and Spurs fined for late kick-off

Jose Mourinho given suspended one-match European ban and Tottenham fined £25,000 after the Portuguese manager is deemed responsible for late kick-off in Europa League match with Royal Antwerp in October

  • Tottenham were late for their Europa League match against Royal Antwerp
  • Manager Jose Mourinho has been deemed responsible for the late kick-off
  • Mourinho has been handed a suspended ban and the club fined £23,000 
  • Celtic have also been fined for improper conduct in a match against Lille 

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match European competition ban, UEFA has announced.

The Portuguese was deemed to be responsible for the late kick-off of the Europa League match against Royal Antwerp on October 29.

His club were fined 25,000 euros (just under £23,000) for the late kick-off by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB), as well as a further 3,000 euros for a breach of UEFA’s equipment regulations.

Jose Mourinho has been deemed responsible for Tottenham’s late Europa League kick-off

The match saw Tottenham fall to a stunning defeat thanks to a goal from Lior Refaelov

Meanwhile, Scottish champions Celtic were fined 7,000 euros for improper conduct related to their Europa League game against Lille on the same night.

Spurs and Celtic have been contacted for comment.

The CEDB decision said the ban was ‘deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision’.

Another condition was that Tottenham should ‘ensure their head coach is personally informed of this decision’. 

Tottenham lost the match in Belgium last month, with Mourinho making four changes at half-time.

Celtic drew their match against Lille as they let slip a 2-0 half-time advantage.




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