October 30, 2018 / 6:33 PM / 20 days ago

Chelsea coach fined by FA over Mourinho touchline row

Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Manchester United - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - October 20, 2018 Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni celebrates their second goal in front of the Manchester United bench REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

(Reuters) - Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni was fined 6,000 pounds by the Football Association (FA) on Tuesday for his exuberant celebrations after a 96th-minute equaliser secured the Londoners a 2-2 Premier League draw with Manchester United.

Ianni admitted an FA charge of “improper conduct” after his celebration in front of the opposition bench sparked an altercation with United manager Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri confirmed he apologised to Mourinho after the match and Ianni was later sent to do the same.

Following the incident, Mourinho was “formally reminded of his responsibilities” by the FA, although the Portuguese escaped a charge for his part in the row.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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