José Mourinho was ordered from the touchline against Cardiff City after an outburst at the referee.
José Mourinho was ordered from the touchline against Cardiff City after an outburst at the referee.
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LONDON (AP) -- The English Football Association has charged Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with improper conduct following a touchline confrontation with a referee during a Premier League match.

Mourinho was ordered from the touchline in the 70th minute of Chelsea's 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday after taking exception to referee Anthony Taylor warning defender Branislav Ivanovic over time-wasting at a throw-in. Mourinho sat among fans for the rest of the game.

The FA said in a statement released Monday that Mourinho has until Thursday to respond to the charge.

Mourinho lost his temper after being frustrated at perceived time-wasting by Cardiff earlier in the match. He didn't attend the post-match news conference.

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