Jose Mourinho will not be on the Old Trafford touchline for Manchester United's EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday night after he was handed an immediate one-match touchline ban by the Football Association.
Mourinho, who has also been fined £16,000 by English football's governing body, admitted to a charge of improper conduct after being sent to the stands during Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with the Hammers.
The United manager was asked to leave the side of the pitch by referee Jonathan Moss after kicking a water bottle in frustration.
Mourinho was reacting to the booking of Paul Pogba, who was shown a yellow card for simulation in the 27th minute.
Pogba fell to the ground while contesting for the ball with West Ham's Mark Noble and was deemed to have dived by Moss.
Moss also sent Mourinho off at half-time during a 2-1 defeat at West Ham in November 2015, while the Portuguese was in charge of Chelsea.
Mourinho reportedly called Moss “f***ing weak” in the Upton Park tunnel and duly watched the second half from on high.
This current touchline ban is Mourinho's second of the season so far, following his dismissal during a 0-0 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford last month.
Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for verbal misconduct and was subsequently not on the touchline for the 3-1 win at Swansea City.
Manchester United transfer targets
Manchester United transfer targets
1/6 Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
The 21-year-old Uruguayan has already played 21 times for his country and has been touted as a future world-class centre-back. Currently on the books of Atletico Madrid, Gimenez is not a regular and a move in January for first-team football would surely appeal to him.
2/6 Victor Lindelof (Benfica)
The most recent player to be linked with the Red Devils, Lindelof is a 22-year-old centre-back currently plying his trade at Benfica. The Swedish international has been in fine form this season and could be tempted by a move to England in January.
3/6 Mesut Özil (Arsenal)
The German midfielder has emerged as a shock transfer target for the Red Devils as the Arsenal playmaker demands a substantial increase to his current £140,000 per week contract in North London.
4/6 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
The French forward had a brilliant season in Spain last year and was top scorer and Player of the Tournament as he helped his country to the final of Euro 2016. Atletico Madrid would certainly not let him go on the cheap however.
5/6 Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)
The third Atletico Madrid player reported to be on Mourinho’s wish-list, Carrasco is one of Belgium’s new generation of talent and, at just 23 years of age, has a long career ahead of him. The Belgian is an attacking midfielder who has added a ruthlessness in front of goal to his repertoire this season, contributing nine goals in all competitions.
6/6 Bruma (Galatasaray)
Galatasaray’s fleet-footed winger is rated at around £21.5m and has impressed in the Turkish league this season, receiving five Man of the Match awards in just ten starts so far. Bruma is a fantastic dribbler who would certainly provide competition for places on the left wing.
Mourinho was also fined £58,000 for his comments about the appointment of referee Anthony Taylor for United's trip to Anfield in October.
The former Internazionale and Real Madrid manager's latest FA fine takes him past the £300,000 mark, with the punishments dating back over a decade to his first spell in charge of Chelsea.Reuse content