FA charge Chelsea assistant Ianni for Man Utd incident

Ruben Hill
October 23, 2018

The incident occurred when Ianni celebrated Chelsea's 96th-minute equaliser in front of the United bench, sparking a retaliation from Mourinho.

On Monday, the FA charged Ianni for his behaviour, saying in a statement that he had until 1700 GMT on Thursday to respond.

"What happened was with Sarri's assistant, and Sarri was the first one to come to me to say he would resolve the problem internally with me", he recalled.

"Whoever that staff member is of Chelsea has just been an absolute disgrace".

That's because the Mirror revealed in their report: "Mourinho carried on his rant down the tunnel, waited near the Chelsea dressing room and still furiously tried to confront Ianni after the game".

Asked about his disappearing tatts, midfielder Barkley, 24, said: "I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and don't think about it".

Do you think Mourinho went too far?

"If I was Maurizio Sarri I'd send that guy in and sack him from the club".

The former Inter boss confirmed he had accepted an apology from the assistant after the 2-2 draw, while Sarri said he would deal with the matter. I understood that we were on the wrong side of the situation.

"And I'm not happy at all with more than that".

"Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was awesome", he added.

"I would really like the boy not to go through more than that, let him work".

Mourinho does not face any further FA action for that incident, but the United manager is preparing to answer a charge of using abusive, insulting or improper language following the 3-2 victory over Newcastle.

Mourinho's team were photographed on their journey down from Manchester to London ahead of the match on Friday, but the manager is desperate to find out how this information found its way out of the camp. Although as is always the case in football, it's not that simple, with the Daily Express reporting it could be Mourinho who suffers the touchline ban for his reaction.

The France global scored twice for United at the weekend in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea. "I have made a lot of mistakes in my career".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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