Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been slammed with a 10-day suspension for the start of the Serie A season over comments he made about a referee.
Mourinho has been sanctioned by the national federal court of Italy’s football federation, the FIGC, after describing official Daniele Chiffi as ‘the worst referee (he) had ever seen’ after Roma’s match against Monza on May 3.
The Portuguese, who has also managed Real Madrid Manchester United, Tottenham and Inter Milan will not be allowed to appear on the touchline or in the club’s dressing room on matchdays during the first 10 days of the new domestic campaign.
He has also been fined €50,000 (just over £43,000).
Last week Mourinho was banned for four matches by UEFA for abusing English referee Anthony Taylor at the Europa League final on May 31.