The Football Association have fined Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni £6,000 after admitting to an improper conduct charge for his celebrations against Manchester United.
The Italian coach has violently celebrated the Ross Barkley’s late goal in front of United manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was angered by the way Ianni celebrated in front of his side’s bench and rapidly moved from his seat for a fight.
The FA’s statement read: “Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge. It concerned his behaviour in the 96th minute of the game against Manchester United on October 20, 2018.”
The FA also reminded Mourinho, Chelsea and Manchester United of their responsibilities in the repercussions of the incident.
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho received an apology from both Ianni and head coach Sarri but it didn’t stop the FA to open disciplinary proceedings.
Speaking last week ahead of the win at Burnley, Sarri said Ianni has himself realised that he was really wrong.
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“I was there when Marco spoke to Mr Mourinho. He said sorry immediately, and it was really very important I think that he realised he was wrong.”
“And so I think that I want to give him another opportunity. Because I know very well the man, I know very well that he was really sorry.”
On the other hand, Mourinho had defended Ianni after England Women manager and United legend Phil Neville called Chelsea to sack the Italian coach.
Mourinho said: “I’m not happy that it’s going too far with the young boy. I don’t think he deserves more than what he got.”
“He apologised to me, I accept his apologies. I think he deserves a second chance.”
“I don’t think he deserves to be sacked, I don’t think he deserves anything more than the fact that his club was strong with him and he went through a situation that in the end, he recognises that he was wrong.”