Jose Mourinho could be making his last touchline appearance for a while when West Ham visit Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
A second ban of the season looms for the Manchester United manager after he was sent to the stands for the 15th time in his managerial career in Sunday’s Premier League draw against tonight’s opponents.
Mourinho has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to a Football Association improper conduct charge over his behaviour, which included kicking a water bottle on the touchline.
If found guilty he faces another ban to follow the one-game suspension for his complaints to referee Mark Clattenburg in the draw with Burnley in October.
While senior figures at United are growing increasingly frustrated with his antics, Mourinho is no stranger to early exits having been given his marching orders throughout his career at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.