Mourinho handed fresh 10-day suspension by Serie A

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Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma, has been given a 10-day suspension as punishment for remarks he made concerning referee Daniele Chiffi.

The 60-year-old reportedly said Chiffi was “the worst referee I have met in my life” after a match against Monza on 3 May.

The Portuguese has also been fined 50,000 euros for the offence.

Mourinho will serve “10 days of disqualification starting from the first day of the next relevant championship,” said the Italian FA.

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Mourinho criticised Chiffi after he sent off Roma’s Mehmet Zeki Celik six minutes into stoppage time at the end of a Serie A 1-1 draw at U-Power Stadium.

Mourinho, who has recently been penalised by UEFA for similar reason, received a yellow card in the match and revealed he had been wearing a microphone to “protect” himself.

Last season was a turbulent one on the touchline for Mourinho, who received three red cards for disputes with officials, including one from Chiffi in September’s loss against Atalanta.

Roma finished sixth in Serie A and were runners-up in the Europa League, losing on penalties against Sevilla.

The new Serie A season is due to begin on the weekend of August 19-20.

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