Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match European competition ban, UEFA has announced.The Tottenham head coach was deemed to be responsible for the late kick-off of their Europa League match against Royal Antwerp on October 29.- Advertisement – Spurs were fined 25,000 euros (£23,000) for the late kick-off by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB), as well as a further 3,000 euros for a breach of UEFA’s equipment regulations. The CEDB said the ban was “deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision”.Another condition was Tottenham should “ensure their head coach is personally informed of this decision”.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mourinho made nine changes for the 1-0 defeat in Belgium, after which the Spurs boss criticised his players and said he faced “easy choices” over future team selections.Scottish champions Celtic have also been fined 7,000 euros for improper conduct related to their Europa League game against Lille on the same night. Image:Mourinho was heavily critical of his side after their 1-0 defeat in Antwerp
RelatedPosts NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Comply with import guidelines or face sanction—NBMA The FA will take no action over Pep Guardiola’s “sarcastic” comments towards referee Michael Oliver and his assistants following Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.Guardiola was furious with the match officials for not awarding City two penalties for handball as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to their title rivals.Afterwards, he shook hands with them and said “thank you so much” but later denied that he was being sarcastic.The incident evoked memories of Jose Mourinho’s comments about the match officials in 2014 after his Chelsea team were beaten at Aston Villa when he said they were “unbelievable” and “fantastic”.Mourinho was subsequently fined £10,000 after a disciplinary commission deemed that his sarcastic remarks constituted improper conduct.However, after studying Guardiola’s comments at Anfield on Sunday the FA have decided that there is no case to answer.The City boss defended himself, saying: “It was not sarcastic, it was ‘thank you so much’. I say it all the time to my colleagues.”Tags: Sanction
Tony Stewart again drove his way into Victory Lane at Daytona. It just wasn’t the race that really counts. Stewart won the exhibition Budweiser Shootout in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday night, setting himself up as a top contender to win the season-opening Daytona 500. That’s the last of the NASCAR crown jewels that Stewart wants, and he reported to Speedweeks intent on adding it to his resume this year. “We’ve definitely figured out how to win Saturday night races here at Daytona,” Stewart said. “We’ve just got to figure out how to win a Sunday race.” The Shootout win was his 10th victory at Daytona in various series, but none have come in the “Super Bowl of Racing.” His best finish was second in 2004, when he pushed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the win. “I’m still just happy every time I get a chance to come to Victory Lane here at Daytona,” he said. “Obviously, I’d trade all three of these Shootouts and both Pepsi 400s to win one Daytona, the 500 on Sunday.” Stewart nudged Kyle Busch out of the lead with eight laps to go, then calmly drove to his third victory in the all-star event when runner-up David Gilliland never challenged. Qualified as a mess: The qualifying format for the Daytona 500 is unique, confusing and a source of tremendous pressure for the drivers who have to race their way into NASCAR’s biggest event. The process gets under way today with all 61 entries taking to the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval to post a qualifying speed that might help them earn a spot in the 43-car field for the Feb. 18 race. “I know that (today’s) qualifying probably won’t mean much for us,” Kyle Petty said. “We’re lucky because we know we’re in the race. There’s a lot of other guys who aren’t so lucky.” Today’s time trials lock in only the front row for the 500, with the two fastest drivers winning the pole and the outside pole. But everyone who posts a speed earns a starting spot in one of Thursday’s 150-mile qualifying races. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!