Jose Mourinho says Tottenham are unlikely to appeal the four-match ban handed to Eric Dier for confronting a fan at a match in March.

Dier was handed the suspension and fined £40,000 after being charged with misconduct by the FA for climbing into the stands to confront a fan following Tottenham's FA Cup defeat to Norwich on March 4.

Dier, whose team had just lost a penalty shootout, saw his brother was being abused by a fan and raced to his aid. There was no physical exchange and the matter was not pursued by the Metropolitan Police after a brief investigation.

However, the FA has opted to punish Dier for a breach of rule E3.

The suspension rules Dier out of all but one of Tottenham's remaining Premier League games this season but Mourinho says the club is unlikely to appeal the decision.

"I don't think so honestly because if you appeal you have other risks and let's at least start next season without a suspension," said Mourinho, ahead of Thursday's trip to Bournemouth - live on Sky Sports.