Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has called on the side’s fans to accord more respect to Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho.
United and Chelsea drew 2-2 in a Premier League clash on Saturday with Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni celebrating Ross Barkley’s stoppage-time leveler in front of Mourinho.
This led to a heated scene as Chelsea supporters taunted Mourinho who showed them three fingers to remind them of his three Premier League crowns.
However, Sarri has told the Blues’ fans that “Mourinho here has won and so I think that we need to respect him and to respect everybody who has won a trophy for the club.”
He added that “I didn’t see anything on the pitch.
“But after the match, I’ve spoken with Jose and Jose explained what’s happened so immediately I understand that we were on the wrong way of this situation and so I’ve spoken with Jose, spoken with the young member of the staff [Ianni] and we have dealt immediately with the situation.
“I’ve brought the member of staff to Jose to say sorry. I think it’s finished but I want to be sure. We were wrong, we made a mistake.”