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Sarri pleads for Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni

Timothy Aiyeku

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Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea manager has pleaded for his assistant Marco Ianni who has been charged by the FA for misconduct in their game against Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge.

The big game between both sides had ended in a 2-2 draw as well as ending in a drama with United manager Jose Mourinho having a faceoff with the Chelsea assistant.

United were leading 2-1 before Ross Barkley got a late equalizer in the 96th minute which saw Ianni run to the United technical area to celebrate the goal.

The Portuguese manager was angered by the actions of the assistant coach and went straight to confront him. It took the intervention of the Italian boss and the final whistle to end the faceoff between both.

With the report submitted to the FA by referee Mike Dean, Mourinho was spared but the manager was handed a charge to respond to before disciplinary actions follow.

Sarri has stated that his side will accept the charge but pleaded on behalf of his assistant for a second chance.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Thursday clash against BATE Borisov, Sarri stated the manager had already apologized for his conduct, which to him is important since he has realized his wrong.

He stressed that he is unaware of what the stand would be for the FA because he has not had such an issue before.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.