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Gavmundo2010-05-01 11:46:37 +0000 #1
League Managers' Association chief executive John Barnwell has warned Jose Mourinho that his card-waving antics at Newcastle were 'unacceptable.'

At one point in Wednesday's Carling Cup quarter-final, Mourinho waved an imaginary card in the air in an apparent attempt to get Nicky Butt booked.

And Barnwell told The Sun: "Jose's actions were unacceptable but if it had been done in an aggressive manner I would have been more upset."

Barnwell has been pleased with campaigns aimed at stopping players from raising pretend cards at officials, but he believes managers have to lead by example.

"We have almost eradicated players waving imaginary cards because that was something which was totally unacceptable," he explained.

"Glenn Roeder defused the situation very well after the match and they both shook hands."

Barnwell also declared that some of the general criticism directed at Mourinho was unfair.

"Jose is a very emotional man and sometimes the reactions to him can be over the top."

Quite right. Its bad enough when a player does this but for a Manager to do it is disgraceful! The ref has a hard enough job without trying to be influenced by players and managers. If a player raises a pretend card he should be immediately carded and if a manager does it he should be sent off.


btcprince2010-05-01 11:55:08 +0000 #2
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Jose MourinhoChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to clear up speculation surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese was asked to clarify his position after weekend stories suggested he would be leaving west London with claims of a rift between Mourinho, owner Roman Abramovich and chief executive Peter Kenyon. The former Porto boss was even moved on Tuesday to reject claims of dressing room unrest among his multi-million pound superstars.

And following the Premiership champions' 1-1 draw at Wycombe in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg Mourinho told Sky Sports: "My position is not important. What is important is Chelsea, not me, and Chelsea are in a good position - almost in the final of Carling Cup, the last 16 of the Champions League, the fourth round of the FA Cup and second in the league."

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He added: "That is the way I have worked all my career. I'm not important, it is the club."

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