Who is Marco Ianni, the Chelsea coach that sparked the Jose brawl?

Lawrence Kim
October 21, 2018

"For me the story is over but don't do what everyone does and say "Mourinho does things", it was Sarri's assistant".

Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho finally showed the passion that has been missing for much of this season in an explosive second half.

The manager tried to get up-close with the air-punching coach, yet he was swiftly restrained by stewards.

So after celebrating, Ianni had to pass Mourinho to get back to the bench.

The Telegraph reports that the club is none too happy about Ianni's behaviour, with manager Maurizio Sarri refusing to rule out further punishment.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Ross Barkley is a doubt for the club's Premier League meeting with Manchester United.

Sarri has not yet decided whether he will punish Marco Ianni.

He later held up three fingers to the Chelsea crowd, signifying the three Premier League titles he won with the Blues.

"I didn't see anything on the pitch but after the match I spoke with José and immediately understood that we are wrong", Sarri said. 'I spoke with my staff and then agreed to speak to Mourinho and say sorry.

"I think [Man Utd] are a very strong team". "So we'll take it". Mourinho remained seated, however, it appears as the staff member passed back in front of the United bench towards the home technical area, still celebrating wildly, Mourinho was antagonised. So of course, I have to speak [to him].

Mourinho conceded that he was upset at the way in which Ianni celebrated in front of him. "Yes, [they were] not celebrations, [more a] bad education".

"The assistant has already come to me and apologized, I told him to forget it".

Despite his forgiving mood, Mourinho described the result, a 2-2 draw, as "awful". "We are at the top of the league, we are scoring goals at the moment and we are winning games so now after the global break we want to do the same on Saturday against Man United". We put lots of "feet" in the last third in the first half. In the second half we managed to transform that on occasions in goals, in ambition, in free-flow play with good intensity, good passing, good quality.

"I think I would try to control myself and to respect the stadium and the supporters that were my supporters and my stadium for many years".

Anthony Martial brought United level ten minutes into the second stanza with a clinical strike after finding a loose ball inside the box.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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