The English football association (FA) had the Portuguese trainer sued for abusive, offensive and/or inappropriate language. The independent strafcommissie ruled that the charges not proven. Previously, Mourinho not charged by the FA after his outburst of anger on 20 October, in the duel with Chelsea (2-2).
The English football association dismissed him then and there on his responsibilities. The assistant coach of Chelsea Marco Ianni challenged Mourinho after the late equalizer at Chelsea, where the Portuguese, his temper lost, and only just in control could be held by his assistants.
Two weeks before that incident the Portuguese loose for the camera. His team had just narrowly won Newcastle (3-2), after a gap until the seventieth minute of 0-2). Mourinho responded in the camera far off in his native language. Subsequently, the FA complaint.