Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face his former club on the touchline after the deadline to respond to an FA charge was extended.
The Portuguese tactician had earlier been charged by the English Football Association (FA) for his outbursts in the aftermath of his side’s 3-2 comeback victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford in the Red Devils’ last league game just before the international break.
The former FC Porto and Inter Milan manager was given until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge but that deadline has now been extended until 6pm on Wednesday.
The new development means that Jose Mourinho will be on the touchline when his Manchester United team travel to his former hunting ground to face the Blues on Saturday lunchtime.
If found guilty of the FA charge, Mourinho is expected to receive a fine or a touchline ban or both.
The FA charge is the latest problem in the face of Mourinho who’s having a difficult season as the Manchester United manager.
He has had to deal with previous issues like poor form as well as player mutiny involving senior club stars like France World Cup winner Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and many more.