Chelsea Boss Sarri Confronts Assistant Manager After Mourinho Fight On Touchline
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has wasted little time in confronting second assistant Marco Ianni after he incited a touchline bust-up during a dramatic finish to the 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
Ianni celebrated Ross Barkley’s stoppage-time equaliser for the Blues in front of the visiting bench at Stamford Bridge, much to the annoyance of Jose Mourinho.
The United manager had to be restrained by stewards as tempers flared in the aftermath to the late goal, though Sarri insisted he did not witness the incident.
Sarri has, however, spoken to the member of his staff who was involved, while Mourinho insisted there was no bad feeling after receiving an apology from both Sarri and Ianni.
“Sincerely I have not seen what happened, but then I spoke to Jose, of course, then I spoke to the member of the staff because I think that we were on the wrong side, so I have dealt with this immediately,” Sarri told Sky Sports.“I think it’s private. I spoke with the member of staff and I have to be very hard. I cannot come here and tell everything, otherwise with my staff I am not credible.“I am not really happy, as I said before, after I have spoken with Jose I understood that we were on the wrong side of the situation.”