Mourinho called referee ‘worst I’ve seen in my life’ after draw with Monza.
Jose Mourinho has again been reprimanded for his treatment of match officials, with Serie A giving him a 10-day touchline ban.
The Roma boss was recently hit with a four-match suspension by UEFA for his aggressive outbursts at referee Anthony Taylor in the aftermath of their Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.
He has now been charged by Serie A for comments he made following the Giallorossi’s 1-1 draw against Monza towards the end of the 2022/23 season.
“I’m not stupid, you know. Today, I went to the game with a microphone. I recorded everything. From the moment I left the locker room, to the moment I returned. I protected myself,” Mourinho said after confronting referee Daniele Chiffi.
“He is the worst referee I have met in my life. He is the worst. Technically he’s horrible. Zero empathy. Zero communication. Zero awareness.”
“A second yellow to a guy who slips in the 96th minute…I stopped working [talking] 20-30 minutes from the end because I knew he would give me a red card for anything.”
“He is horrible, he makes no human connection with anyone, he has no empathy, he gives a red card to a player who slips because he is exhausted at the 96th minute.”
Both Mourinho and Roma have also been fined €50,000 by the Italian FA, with the manager set to miss their season-opener in August.