Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho receives suspended one-match European ban for causing late kick-off


Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has received a suspended one-match ban from European competition.

Mourinho was found by Uefa to be responsible for the late kick-off of Spurs’ Europa League match versus Royal Antwerp on 29 October.

As a result of the late start, Tottenham were handed a €25,000 fine by Uefa’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB), as well as a further €3,000 for a breach of Uefa’s equipment regulations.

The CEDB decision said the ban was “deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision”.

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Another condition was that Tottenham should “ensure their head coach is personally informed of this decision”.

Tottenham lost the match in Belgium last month, with Mourinho making four changes at half-time.

Scottish champions Celtic were fined €7,000 for improper conduct related to their Europa League game against Lille on the same night.

Celtic drew the match as they let slip a 2-0 half-time advantage.

In March, Spurs were fined €20,000 by Uefa after Mourinho was deemed responsible for his side’s late Champions League kick-off against RB Leipzig on 19 February. The round-of-16 tie commenced approximately three minutes late.

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