Thursday Kickoff: Mourinho charged with improper conduct, Martinez shoots down recent Coleman reports, and more

Thursday Kickoff: Mourinho charged with improper conduct, Martinez shoots down recent Coleman reports, and more

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Thursday Kickoff: Mourinho charged with improper conduct, Martinez shoots down recent Coleman reports, and more

Chelsea's Manager Jose Mourinho

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By DAN KARELL

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s decision to jump onto the field during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa has him in hot water.

Mourinho was charged on Wednesday by the FA with improper conduct and could face a fine of £10,000. Although it’s the second time that he’s been charged by the FA this season, Mourinho is unlikely to receive a touchline ban, according to reports in England. An independent commission will determine what sort of fine Mourinho receives. He has until 6pm local on Monday if Mourinho wishes to appeal.

The Chelsea boss became enraged at referee Chris Foy following the sending off of Ramires in second half stoppage time and entered the field of play to confront Foy. Foy immediately signaled for Mourinho to leave the field and go into the stands.

Here is more news from around the soccer world:

MARTINEZ POURS COLD WATER ON COLEMAN RUMORS

Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect Seamus Coleman to be leaving the club in favor of Manchester United any time soon.

Martinez has shot down recent reports that said Manchester was in advanced talks to signed Coleman. The Republic of Ireland right back has enjoyed a solid season under Martinez, scoring seven goals for the Toffees, and has reportedly caught the attention of United manager and former Everton boss David Moyes.

Martinez said, however, that Everton have not held discussions with anyone regarding Coleman.

VAN GAAL DREAMS OF COACHING IN EPL

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal hopes to be coaching in the EPL this fall.

Van Gaal, 62, has confessed that he would like to manage a top team in England’s first tier once he leaves his post as Netherlands head coach after this summer’s World Cup. The Dutchman has Champions League, Primera Division and Bundesliga title on his resume, and previously coached Barcelona.

Van Gaal has been linked in recent times with the managerial job at Tottenham.

QUICK KICKS

Josip Simunic will miss out on the World Cup after losing an appeal with FIFA, meaning his 10-match ban for discriminatory behavior is still intact. (REPORT)

FIFA investigator Michael Garcia will interview the 12 remaining FIFA Executive Committee board members who were on the committee during the 2022 World Cup bidding process. (REPORT)

Zenit St. Petersburg unveiled Andres Villas Boas as new manager, and he’s eyeing a Russian title. (REPORT)

Xherdan Shaqiri’s brother and agent Erdin Shaqiri said that in the summer the Swiss international will listen to offers from other clubs in a search for regular playing time. (REPORT)

Tim Sherwood says that he expects to be managing Tottenham next season. (REPORT)

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