Who is Chelsea coach Marco Ianni? What did Jose Mourinho say to him following Manchester United touchline brawl?

CHELSEA and Man United played out a thrilling match as the Premier League returned from the international break.

But Ross Barkley's 95th minute equaliser was celebrated a little too wildly by Blues coach Marco Ianni, leaving Jose Mourinho raging.

 Marco Ianni infuriated Jose Mourinho

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Marco Ianni infuriated Jose Mourinho

Who is Marco Ianni?

Not much is known about Marco Ianni, but he was born in 1982.

The coach was recruited to Napoli by Maurizio Sarri, spending two years there with him as technical assistant.

He then followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge to fill the role of second assistant coach at Chelsea.

What happened with Jose Mourinho?

Manchester United were headed for a 2-1 win before Ross Barkley fired home in the 95th minute.

Boss Maurizio Sarri celebrated wildly but it was the actions of Ianni which incurred the wrath of Mourinho.

The former Napoli coach appeared to charge in front of the Man United bench pumping his fist.

A fuming Jose Mourinho was then held back by the fourth official.

Mourinho added that Maurizio Sarri personally apologised to him after the match and Ianni is now set to be disciplined by Chelsea internally.

 Ianni apologised for the incident after the match

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Ianni apologised for the incident after the match

What did Jose Mourinho say about the incident?

Mourinho said he had been personally approached by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, as well as Ianni, and both apologised for the incident during the match.

He said: "What happened was with [Maurizio] Sarri's assistant and Sarri was first to come to me and say he would resolve the problem internally with him.

"His assistant came to me in Sarri's office and apologised to me.

"I said if you really feel that way I accept your apology and forget it, I'm not going to kill you for one mistake.

"He apologised and I accepted it."

Jose Mourinho says he accepted apology from Chelsea coach for causing furious bust-up after Ross Barkley’s late equaliser

CHELSEA and Man United played out a thrilling match as the Premier League returned from the international break.