Mourinho hit with Uefa ban
Jose Mourinho has escaped with a fine and a one-game Champions League ban for improper conduct.
Last Updated: 30/11/10 10:53pm
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has escaped with a fine and a one-game UEFA Champions League ban after being found guilty of improper conduct.
The Portuguese boss, who won last year's competition with Inter Milan, has been sanctioned for his role in the controversial dismissals of Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos during Real's Group G game against Ajax last week.
Mourinho has been banned from the touchline for two Uefa competition matches - the second of which is suspended for three years - with the club fined €120,000.
Real were leading 4-0 when the two players seemed to deliberately incur second bookings, therefore meaning they would be suspended for their final group game and their previous cautions would be wiped out heading into the Champions League knock-out stage. While Mourinho has also been fined €40,000, Alonso and Ramos have escaped with only financial penalties from Uefa's control and disciplinary body.
The pair must pay €20,000 each after both received second yellow cards for conspicuous time-wasting in the game's closing stages.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas and his reserve, Jerzy Dudek, who seemed to pass on messages from Mourinho's coaching staff, must pay €10,000 and €5,000, respectively.
The one-match bans automatically handed to Alonso and Ramos for the dismissals will stand, meaning they and Mourinho will consequently only miss the dead rubber against Auxerre.
A Uefa statement on Tuesday added: "An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoning for the decision."