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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho handed suspended one-match European competition ban

Royal Antwerp v Tottenham Hotspur – UEFA Europa League – Group J – Bosuilstadion
(Image credit: PA Wire via Belga)

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match European competition ban by UEFA.

The Portuguese was deemed to be responsible for the late kick-off of the Europa League match against Royal Antwerp on October 29.

His club were fined 25,000 euros (just under £23,000) for the late kick-off by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB), as well as a further 3,000 euros for a breach of UEFA’s equipment regulations.

The CEDB decision said the ban was “deferred for a probationary period of one year, starting from the date of the present decision”.

Another condition was that Tottenham should “ensure their head coach is personally informed of this decision”.

Tottenham lost the match in Belgium last month, with Mourinho making four changes at half-time.

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Celtic have been fined by UEFA (Steve Welsh/PA)

Scottish champions Celtic were fined 7,000 euros for improper conduct related to their Europa League game against Lille on the same night.

Celtic drew the match as they let slip a 2-0 half-time advantage.

Spurs and Celtic have been contacted for comment.