Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho handed UEFA ban and £23,000 fine

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho handed UEFA ban and £23,000 fine

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match European competition ban by UEFA.

The Portuguese was deemed to be responsible for the late kick-off of the Europa League match against Royal Antwerp on October 29.

His club were fined €25,000 (just under £23,000) for the late kick-off by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB), as well as a further €3,000 for a breach of UEFA’s equipment regulations.

The CEDB decision said the ban was “deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision”.

Another condition was that Tottenham should “ensure their head coach is personally informed of this decision”.

Tottenham lost the match in Belgium last month, with Mourinho making four changes at half-time.

Mourinho was far from happy with his side's performance in Belgium and ripped into his players post-game.

"It's fair to say that players with bad performances influence the team but also a team influence individual performances," he declared.

"It's not for me to individualise and bring some names to the table. You can do that yourself.

"You always tell me 'why is this player not playing, why is this player not playing' - maybe you don't ask me that for a few weeks as you have the answer.

Scottish champions Celtic were fined €7,000 euros for improper conduct related to their Europa League game against Lille on the same night.

Celtic drew the match as they let slip a 2-0 half-time advantage.

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