The Football Association has explained that Mourinho was threatened with a stadium ban, seeing as fines won’t stop him from criticising referees.
Mourinho was found guilty of improper conducts for his postmatch comments after Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton before the international break. A decision Mourinho tried to reverse by blaming his lack of knowledge of the English language.
Mourinho has been fined for three similar offences in the past, £10, 000, £8, 000 and £25, 000, seeing as the fines won’t stop Mourinho. The FA have threatened him with a stadium ban should he fall foul of the FA in the next 12 months.
“We note Mr Mourinho’s observations in his letter that English is not his first language and that getting a genuine and fair point across in the way that was intended can be even more difficult for foreign managers like him,” read the FA’s written reasons behind the sanctions.
“However, his English is far too sophisticated for that to affect our conclusion, as the interviews themselves demonstrate.
“It appears to us that increasing levels of fine are not on their own going to be a reliable deterrent for Mr Mourinho against improper comments to the media.
“We have in mind particularly that the more than doubling of the January 2015 fine as compared with the May 2014 fine has not deterred him from this latest and more serious breach.
“In our judgment the fair way to impose this deterrent is to suspend the ban so that Mr Mourinho is able quite easily to avoid its ever coming into effect.
“The matter is in his hands. All he has to do is refrain from any further breach by media comments for the next 12 months, whereupon the ban will expire completely.”
Mourinho is currently in Ukraine as Chelsea prepare to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday.