Mourinho Escapes FA Sanction, Chelsea Coach Charged


Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct following his bust-up with Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United boss Mourinho has also been “formally reminded of his responsibilities” after the touchline row at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.


That will come as a relief for Mourinho but the FA have effectively made it clear they were not happy with the Portuguese’s part in the bust-up which was reported by referee Mike Dean.


Both clubs have also received similar reminders about the behaviour “expected of staff and players” while in the technical area.

Ianni, who is a member of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s backroom team, could now expect a fine, warning or even a ban following the row.


Sarri was quick to apologise for Ianni’s behaviour after the Chelsea coach ran past Mourinho and celebrated in front of the United bench following Ross Barkley’s 96th minute equaliser.


Ianni has until Thursday at 6pm to respond while Chelsea have also pledged an internal investigation.


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