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Chelsea manager Mourinho charged with misconduct

Not for the first time, Mourinho has been charged by the FA. Credit: Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in relation to media comments he made after Saturday's 3-1 defeat against Southampton, the Football Association has announced.

Mourinho claimed that officials were afraid to give decisions in Chelsea's favour during an emotionally charged and lengthy post-match interview.

Earlier this afternoon, Chelsea released a statement offering Mourinho their full support despite the club languishing in 16th spot after eight matches, ten points behind Man City.


Liverpool approach Jurgen Klopp's representatives

Klopp is favourite to take over at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Liverpool have approached Jurgen Klopp's representatives about his availability to replace Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

The popular German manager has been out of football since stepping down from his position at Dortmund at the end of last season.

It's thought a move to England and Liverpool appeals to Klopp even though the two parties are nowhere near striking a deal just yet.

Klopp would be prove a popular appointment with Liverpool's fans after guiding Dortmund from the Bundesliga's lower reaches in 2008 to consecutive league titles and the Champions League final in 2013.

Chelsea release statement on Jose Mourinho future

Mourinho has Chelsea's full support for the time being. Credit: PA

Chelsea have released a statement backing Jose Mourinho to turn their season around after another damaging Premier League defeat.

Saturday's 3-1 reverse at home to Southampton left the champions languishing in 16th spot, ten points behind Man City after just eight matches.

During an emotional and lengthy post-match interview, Mourinho made it clear he would only resign when Chelsea's first team squad lose his trust.

Boldly claiming the club would be sacking "their best ever manager" if he gets the boot, Mourinho's comments were seen as a direct challenge to Chelsea's hierarchy for a public show of support.

In an unusual step certain to be interpreted by many as 'the dreaded vote of confidence' which often precedes a managerial casualty, Chelsea released the following statement this afternoon:

The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support.

As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.

– Chelsea club statement


Norwich midfielder Dorrans called up by Scotland

Dorrans replaces injured Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald. Credit: PA

Graham Dorrans has been called into the Scotland squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar.

The Scottish Football Association confirmed on its Twitter account that the Norwich midfielder had come in to Gordon Strachan's squad ahead of the Hampden clash with Poland on Thursday.

He replaces Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald, who pulled out on Sunday with a lower back injury.

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