Jose Mourinho's improper conduct verdict to be appealed by the FA

The Portuguese coach did not dispute that he had sworn after beating Newcastle

Detailing their reasons for their decision, the commission agreed with Mourinho that "it was common for Portuguese people to express feelings of vindication or success after long suffering by using such phrases without them being directed to anyone in particular".

Mourinho had been thought to have escaped a touchline ban following the original commission decision but this now remains a possibility.

The FA is to appeal an independent regulatory commission's decision to clear Jose Mourinho of improper conduct.

José Mourinho will be free to take charge of Manchester United in Sunday's derby at the Etihad Stadium despite the FA's appeal against him for swearing into a TV camera.

However, Mourinho argued that context was key, and it was simply an explosion of emotion at the end of the match and was closer to "hell yeah" or "f**k yeah".

" In reply to the charge, JM served his own expert report from Simao Valente, an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon and an expert in the Portuguese language, including colloquialisms".

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They asked Pedro Xavier, who is described as "an expert in the translation and interpretation of lip reading of colloquial Portuguese language" to study the clip of Mourinho and to offer an interpretation of the words said. "In a professional context it is absolutely offensive".

Mourinho's linguistics expert argued the words used by the United boss were not directed at anyone in particular and were a "personal, inwardly-directed expression of relief, happiness and determination" at the result.

The FA was understood to be submitting its documents to the appeal board on Wednesday, while United will get a chance to see that submission before both parties settle on a date for the hearing.

In their ruling, they explained: 'We find that [Mourinho] was celebrating victory without aiming the words at anyone in particular. "The words mouthed were a Portuguese colloquial profanity", read the report. Xavier said that he believed Mourinho twice said "Vós sois uns filhos da puta", which Xavier said translates to "sons of a whore" in English.

" In this case, JM was celebrating victory following a significant and dramatic conclusion to the game, without aiming the words at anyone in particular, the comments were inaudible, said in another language, and even if a Portuguese speaker could decipher what was said by lip reading, this translated to "f*** yeah" or "hell yeah" which we find is not improper in the context and manner in which it was said".

Mourinho's charge for alleged abusive language following last month's game between Manchester United and Newcastle was found not proven.

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