Jose Mourinho furiously confronted referee Anthony Taylor in the car park following Roma’s Europa League final defeat to Sevilla after saying the official “seemed Spanish”.
Sevilla won on penalties to condemn Mourinho to his first defeat in a European final after an ill-tempered match which saw British referee Taylor dishing out 14 yellow cards, the most ever in a Europa League game, and playing almost 30 minutes of stoppage time in total.
UEFA are waiting on the referee’s match report before deciding whether to take any action against Mourinho.
“I have to fight for these lads and therefore not say objectively that I will remain,” Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia.
“I spoke to the club in December when I had that approach from the Portuguese national team.
“I have not had any contact with anyone else since then. I have a year left on my contract and this is the situation.”
“We’re physically exhausted, mentally drained, feeling dead because we believe it’s an unjust defeat with numerous debatable incidents.
“We are dead tired, but proud. I always say you can lose a football match, but never your dignity or professionalism…
Source: Sky Sports