• Manager faced possible touchline ban but charge ‘not proven’
• FA disciplinary department can appeal against decision
José Mourinho will not face a touchline ban after an independent panel cleared him of using foul language after Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Newcastle, the FA has announced.
Mourinho was charged with improper conduct for remarks he allegedly made as he left the field at Old Trafford after the comeback win against Newcastle. United vigorously contested the 55-year-old’s charge and an Independent Regulatory Commission convened on Wednesday and decided Mourinho will avoid any sanction.