Jose Mourinho faces huge ban for referee rant and it could impact his next move
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Jose Mourinho could be hit with a lengthy UEFA ban after he confronted referee Anthony Taylor following the Europa League final.
The action on the pitch wasn't particularly memorable, and it was overshadowed by Mourinho's antics both during and after the match.
The Roma boss wasn't enraged by a number of decisions made by referee Taylor, so much so that he confronted the English official in the stadium car park after the game.
Footage widely shared online shows Mourinho ambushing Taylor in the Puskas Arena car park as the match officials made their way to their minibus transport.
As soon as Mourinho saw him, the former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham manager launched into a scathing attack.
"What a disgrace. What a disgrace. You are a f***ing disgrace! You are shameless," he said.
UEFA referees; chief Roberto Rosetti tried to intervene, but Mourinho opened fire on him instead.
Jose told Rosetti: "You were in agreement with them," before uttering the Portuguese slang for “whore”.
Mourinho's touchline antics during the match - which included constantly berating fourth official Michael Oliver and picking up a yellow card - were already likely to feature in Taylor's post-match report.
The 60-year-old coach then attacked the officiating team during his post-match press conference, implicitly accusing Taylor and his colleagues of being biased as he said they “seemed Spanish”.
Mourinho was likely to receive a one or two touchline suspension for the latter, but his car park ambush could see that extended further.
Abusing a match official is one thing, but accusing the UEFA ref's chief of being complicit in a stitch-up is unlikely to be taken lightly by European football's governing body.
A five or six-game ban could well dictate Mourinho's future job prospects.
The Portuguese coach has been linked with the Paris Saint-Germain job, with the French giants looking for a coach who can finally end their Champions League drought next season.
But if Mou is absent for most of the group stage, the Ligue 1 champions might be reluctant to hire him.
This isn't the first time Mourinho has been in hot water with UEFA.
In 2005 he was slapped with a two-match ban for accusing Swedish ref Anders Frisk of allowing Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard into his dressing room at half-time during a Champions League game against Chelsea.
The Roma boss won't be on the sideline for the final Serie A game of the season this weekend after picking up five yellow cards.
People might have started to warm to 'the Special One' since he ditched north London for Rome, but he's still the same old Jose.