Jose Mourinho quits UEFA Football Board after four-match ban

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho has decided to quit the UEFA Football Board.

Following UEFA’s most recent sanctions on Roma including a four-match ban for Mourinho in response to his conduct toward referee Anthony Taylor in the aftermath of the Europa League final, the Portuguese technician stepped away from UEFA Football Board – an advisory board made of former players and elite coaches.

Mourinho has already communicated his decision to UEFA director and Chief of Football Zvonimir Boban, reports Filippo Biafora of Il Tempo.

Mourinho himself released the letter addressed to Boban:

Dear Mr. Boban,

In thanking you for the invitation you extended to me to be a member of the UEFA Football Board, I regret to inform you that, effective immediately, I will be renouncing to my participation in this group.

The conditions which I so strongly believed in when I joined are no longer standing and I felt the obligation to take this decision.

I kindly ask that you also communicate my decision to the President Mr. Aleksander Čeferin.

Kind regards,
Jose Mourinho

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