Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could still face a touchline ban after the FA appealed against the 'not proven' verdict on his improper conduct charge.
Mourinho was charged with using 'abusive, insulting or improper language' after United's win over Newcastle last month. He is alleged to have said
The FA has confirmed it will appeal the Independent Regulatory Commission's decision to throw out the case against José Mourinho for using insulting, abusive or improper language after the Newcastle game. Brings back the possibility that Mourinho could receive a touchline ban— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) 7 November 2018
An independent commission found that the charges against the 55-year-old could not be proven, with Manchester United's legal team putting together a strong defence to secure a rare victory against English football's governing body.
The FA said at the time that they were 'surprised' by the verdict and they have now taken the option to launch an appeal.
In a statement quoted by the Mirror, the FA said:
"You know the reason why I ask the club and lawyers to appeal was because I was 100 per cent that I was not guilty of this charge," he said.
“But you never know how it ends. Yes I'm pleased, but I know that I have to respect the process and I have to wait for what is going to happen next."