The Football Association announced that Jose Mourinho has cleared by an independent panel and will not face a touchline ban after he successfully contested a charge against him for allegedly using abusive language after Manchester United 3-2 victory over Newcastle on 6 October.
The FA used a lip reader to determine that his remarks after the match were offensive. Mourinho was charged with improper conduct for allegedly swearing in Portuguese to a television camera after the match as he left the field at Old Trafford. United contested the charge and an Independent Regulatory Commission decided on Wednesday that Mourinho will not face any sanction.
A statement from the FA read: “A charge against José Mourinho for allegedly using language which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper has been found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.
The FA’s disciplinary department will consider whether to appeal. The full written reasons are likely to be published next week.