Maurizio Sarri has backed coach Marco Ianni to learn from his mistake after taunting Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
According to Sarri, Chelsea will accept the consequences that will follow Ianni’s FA charge for improper conduct in the course of the game at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri also pointed out Ianni’s apology to Man United and Jose Mourinho.
“First of all as I said after the match, we were wrong. I was there when Marco spoke to Mr Mourinho,” Sarri said.
“He said sorry immediately, and it was really very important I think that he realised he was wrong.
“And so I think that I want to give him another opportunity. Because I know very well the man, I know very well that he was really sorry.
“And he realised the mistake, everybody I think can make a mistake.
“But you need to learn from the mistake and so I think he will be able to do this. I know very well the man, so I am sure.
“For the FA I don’t know, I haven’t experienced that here. I don’t know the consequences, but we were wrong so we have to accept the consequences.”
When asked what punishment the club would mete out to Ianni, Sarri replied:
“I don’t know. If I want to give him another opportunity the opportunity will be a full opportunity.
“But I don’t know. I want to respect the decision of the FA and then we will decide.
“I think everybody has to learn from their mistakes. I think that now like a man I am better than when I was 35.
“Otherwise I am a stupid man, if I am not able to learn from my mistakes I think that I am stupid.”