‘Mourinho Tarnishing The Reputation Of The EPL’

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According to the former referees’ boss Keith Hackett, Mourinho is giving the premier league as a whole a bad reputation.

Mourinho was sent to the stands to watch on as his side were beaten 2-1 by West Ham and has been subsequently charged with misconduct by the FA.

Thusly latest charge, comes just three weeks after Mourinho was handed a £50, 000 fine and a suspended stadium ban for comments said in the media.

“Sadly, the image of the Premier League is being tarnished by the actions of the manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho,” Hackett, a former general manager of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), wrote for You Are The Ref.

“He appears to be one very unhappy person who, frankly, is using referees as a scapegoat for the poor performances of his team.

“No one wants to see a team manager sent from the technical area, as Mourinho was during Chelsea’s latest defeat.”

Mourinho’s Chelsea sides had long been regarded as one of the Premier League’s most difficult teams to officiate, Hackett added.

“There is no question that referees need to be on top form when they are officiating this club,” he continued. “Today’s referees need to apply tempo control and fully understand the nuances of game and player management.

“Having highlighted what referees can do, now I turn my attention to PGMOL and the Premier League.

“It’s my firm belief that there needs to be an urgent summit meeting between Jose Mourinho; Bruce Buck, the chairman of Chelsea; Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the Premier League; and Mike Riley, general manager of PGMOL.

“The public spats involving the manager of Chelsea need to be dealt with immediately in a face-to-face meeting.

“Mr Riley, you also need to give more thought to the appointment of the fourth official. You might have had one on this occasion with the ability to calm things down.

“This was a role that Chris Foy was good at in the past and needs more consideration.”



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