Chelsea to allow Maurizio Sarri to deal with Marco Ianni

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville said Chelsea should sack coach Marco Ianni after he incensed Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho by appearing to deliberately celebrate the Blues' injury-time equaliser in front of him.

The Chelsea boss 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.

Alan Pardew: "This guy - the second coach or whoever he is - his first action is unacceptable and the second action is also doubly unacceptable".

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"I would never rule out getting another, maybe when I have kids I might have something done to go with that".

But while his team are languishing in 10th position, Mourinho showed that he is not the sourpuss he is often made out to be in how he dealt with the aftermath of the Ianni incident. A team they have failed to beat away from home since October 2012, when Sir Alex Ferguson's men went to Stamford Bridge and won the three points through a David Luiz own goal, a well taken goal from Robin Van Persie and an incredible Javier Hernandez victor.

Asked at a press conference on Friday whether the charge was another example of the "manhunt" against him and his team he spoke about earlier this month, Mourinho said: "If I answer your question I have probably another process because I can not imply bias". In Jose's situation with the pressure he is under, that is the last thing he wanted.

You can, however, go through the pain and get a tattoo removed, like Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkey who got his first at the age of just 14.

The Football Association (FA) will analyse the referee's report from Mike Dean before deciding whether the United manager faces any repercussions over the unsavoury incident.

The 31-year-old told the club's official website: "Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was wonderful".

The celebrations caused an altercation in front of the technical area before tensions were calmed before the final whistle.

"I want to thank Sarri for his honesty". I told him to forget it.

"We have got a lot of competition in our squad and when you get your chance, you have got to take it". The assistant has already come to me and apologised.

"We just went to the tunnel to talk and to say to Mourinho to keep calm and then the same was said to our staff as well, then it was calm".

  • Stacy Allen