Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has been hit with a suspension for Tottenham’s late arrival in their last Europa League clash, UEFA has announced.
Mourinho has been banned from European competition for one match after Tottenham were late to kick-off in their 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp on October 29.
The Spurs boss was found to be responsible for the late kick-off at Bosuilstadion in Antwerp last month, though the suspension was “deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision”.
Tottenham were fined €25,000 for being responsible for the late kick-off, while the Premier League side were also charged €3,000 for violating the UEFA equipment regulations.
Spurs are currently sitting top of Group J in the Europa League after three matchdays on six points, ahead of Antwerp and LASK on goal difference.
Mourinho’s Tottenham secured only their second win in their past 10 away Europa League matches after topping Ludogorets earlier this month.
Harry Kane also became the third player to score 200 goals for Tottenham in all competitions in the 3-1 triumph, after Jimmy Greaves (266) and Bobby Smith (208).
Tottenham are due back in Premier League action on November 21, with a crucial home fixture against Manchester City on the cards.
Mourinho’s men will play host to Ludogorets as their Europa League campaign continues five days later, before preparations begin for another heavyweight top-flight encounter against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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