FA charges Mourinho over conduct toward match officials

LONDON (AP) The English Football Association has charged Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with misconduct over his behavior toward match officials during Saturday’s loss at West Ham.

The FA says Mourinho has been charged over his ”language and/or behavior” in or around the dressing room area at halftime.

Earlier this month, the FA fined Mourinho 50,000 pounds ($77,000) and gave him a suspended one-game stadium ban for accusing referees of being biased.

Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Upton Pak also saw Chelsea coach Silvino Louro dismissed from the technical area and he has also been charged with misconduct over his behavior.

Both Chelsea and West Ham were accused of failing to control their players before halftime.

All parties involved have until Thursday to respond.