Jose Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA after outburst

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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