Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will appeal the £50,000 fine and the suspended one-match stadium ban imposed by the FA.
The Portuguese tactician wasn’t keen to elaborate on the situation, but insisted that he would be looking to have the punishment overturned.
Mourinho was speaking to the media, as reported by Sky Sports, ahead of his side’s clash with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
However, he has dominated headlines again this week after labelling the FA fine as a “disgrace”, according to BBC Sport, which has only served to potentially land him in more hot water with the governing body.
Nevertheless, he didn’t appear to be in a regretful mood as he insisted that he wanted to be “honest with myself” and make his feelings clear.
Whether or not the FA take further action remains to be seen, although the fact that Mourinho has commented on the situation further could see the punishment upheld as well as the stadium ban be brought into action.
The reigning Premier League champions have had a difficult start to the campaign, as they currently sit in 16th place in the standings after eight games.
While the international break could have been an opportunity to regroup and start afresh, situations revolving around Mourinho continue to steal the spotlight and it is up for debate as to whether or not it is beneficial to the players.