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Chelsea coach Marco Ianni fined £6,000 by FA over celebrations in front of Jose Mourinho


Maurizio Sarri’s assistant was over-enthusiastic after the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the FA after admitting to an improper conduct charge for his celebrations against Manchester United.

Maurizio Sarri’s coach sparked a touchline fracas after celebrating Ross Barkley’s late equaliser in front of Jose Mourinho.

Ianni mocked Mourinho as he celebrated the Chelsea equaliser

A FA 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 reminded United boss Mourinho, Chelsea and Manchester United of their responsibilities in the aftermath of the incident, which occurred at the end of the 2-2 Premier League draw.

Mourinho was incensed by the way assistant coach Ianni celebrated the goal in front of the United bench, leading the former Chelsea boss to dart off his seat and a melee to ensue.

The United manager received an apology from both Ianni and opposite number Sarri and said he considered the matter closed.

But the FA opened disciplinary proceedings and Ianni has been fined.

Source : TalkSport

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