Related

Article

Mourinho backs Pardew after FA charge

7 March 2014 18:31

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has offered his backing to Newcastle United counterpart Alan Pardew after his headbutt on David Meyler.

Pardew accepted a Football Association charge of improper conduct on Thursday following the incident in Newcastle's 4-1 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium last Saturday.

Newcastle fined Pardew £100,000 and issued a formal warning over his future behaviour, while the 52-year-old requested a personal hearing with the FA.

However, Mourinho described Pardew as a "great guy" and gave him credit for accepting responsibility for his "mistake".

"I spoke with Alan a couple of hours after and he knows he made a mistake and he knows he has to pay for the mistake," the Portuguese said.

"For me, more important is that he is a good friend and a great guy. I prefer to stay with a good friend that made a mistake."

After the incident, the League Managers Association's chief executive Richard Bevan confirmed that there was a review being held into technical areas and issues surrounding their use.

However, Mourinho, who was handed a two-match ban for poking Tito Vilanova in the eye during a fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona, said the problem was not with technical areas but human error.

"I never had a problem to share a small space with other managers," he added.

"I don't think that's a problem. I think the problem is human nature, which is open to mistakes.

"I paid for the mistake, I was suspended for the mistake. Every one of us can make mistakes.

"Alan made a mistake we are not used to seeing. When I had the situations in the dugout, the biggest punishment is not the money, not the matches, but you - to recognise yourself that you made a mistake.

"I think he has a big punishment, with all these things together."

Sponsored links

Wednesday 28 June

20:25
20:07
19:25
19:01
18:51
18:36
18:28
18:15
18:08
17:44
17:27
17:19
17:15
17:13
17:11
16:38
16:25
16:19
16:02
15:36
15:16
14:58
14:55
14:46
14:35
14:21
14:12
13:38
13:27
13:20
12:58
12:18
11:45
11:32
11:05
10:46
10:05
09:08
06:54
04:17
03:12
01:53
01:26
00:56
00:45
00:45

Tuesday 27 June

23:14
22:54
22:42
22:02
21:52
21:42
21:17
21:17
20:09
19:52
19:25
19:02
18:56
18:37
18:28
18:26
17:05
16:56
16:12
15:57
15:02
14:47
14:33
14:13
13:50
13:48
13:25
13:00
12:59
12:41
12:24
11:43
11:37
08:41
08:14
05:07
04:32
03:27
01:25

Monday 26 June

22:31
22:24
21:44
21:34
21:14
20:57
20:07
19:12
19:07
18:46
18:40
18:27
17:51
17:17
16:31
16:31
16:13
15:56
15:19
15:02
14:58
14:57
14:22
13:34
12:11
11:38
10:58
10:07
09:37
09:17
09:07
08:00
06:54
01:53
00:38
00:36
00:23

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

Facebook