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Mourinho Charged By FA

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has been charged by the FA for entering the pitch in his side’s defeat against Aston Villa last weekend.

Mourinho – and several other coaching staff from both teams – had entered the field following Chelsea’s second red card for Ramirez, but the 'Special One' claims he only wanted to cool tempers.

The Portuguese was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy and is now being charged by the FA for improper conduct.

"Jose Mourinho has been charged by The FA following his side's game against Aston Villa on Saturday 15 March 2014," the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.

"It is alleged the Chelsea manager's behaviour in re-entering the field of play in or around the 90th minute of the fixture and approaching the match referee amounted to improper conduct."

Mourinho has until 6pm on 24 March 2014 (Monday) to respond to the charge.

FA Rule E3 states that managers must not leave their technical area during a match, but the Chelsea boss pointed out that several other people had entered the pitch as well.

"I was two-three metres inside the pitch or four-five metres, but there was like 10 persons there. It was me, my two assistants, (Villa boss) Paul Lambert, Paul's assistants," he said.

"And there was (Gabriel) Agbonlahor, who come in and made an aggression on Ramires from behind.

"So if I was sent off because I was on the pitch, I ask why not the others, especially one player that made an aggression on another one, Agbonlahor on Ramires?"

Mourinho, who publicly requested that Foy shouldn’t be in charge of Chelsea games in the near future, confirmed he tried to speak to the referee after the game.

"I tried to speak to Mr Foy twice. I tried to speak on the pitch and I tried in the dressing rooms,” he added.

"In the dressing rooms I tried to ask politely, can you give me five seconds and he refused."

If Mourinho is found guilty he can expect a fine of £8.000 to £12.000 or even a two match ban in case abusive or insulting language was used.

Should managers like Mourinho stay calm and not get involved in confrontations on the pitch? Have your say in the comment section below.

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