The English Football Association has charged Chelsea coach Marco Ianni for his conduct in a dramatic Premier League match against Manchester United on Saturday.
Ianni celebrated in front of the away team bench at Stamford Bridge, after Ross Barkley’s injury-time equaliser.
United manager Jose Mourinho was infuriated by Ianni’s action as he attempted to hit the Chelsea coach.
The coach has until 6pm on Thursday, October 25, to respond to the charge.
But the FA did not charge the coach without sending a message to Mourinho.
He was formally reminded of his responsibilities while the two clubs received similar official reminders in terms of the behaviour expected of their staff and players.
But the former Chelsea manager said there was no need to punish Ianni.
“I don’t think he deserves more than what he got. He apologised to me, I accept his apologies,” the United manager said.
“I think he deserves a second chance. I don’t think he deserves to be sacked. I don’t think he deserves anything more than the fact his club was strong with him.”