Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea fans must respect Jose Mourinho

Sarri and Mourinho exchange words after a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge
Image: Sarri and Mourinho exchange words after a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge

Maurizio Sarri called on Chelsea fans to show Jose Mourinho more respect after the Portuguese was verbally abused by some sections of the Stamford Bridge support on Saturday.

Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles in two spells at Chelsea, gestured with three fingers towards the home crowd following the final whistle of Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The United manager had earlier reacted angrily to the celebrations of Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser.

Jose Mourinho holds up three fingers as he gestures towards fans
Image: Jose Mourinho holds up three fingers as he gestures towards fans

Sarri agreed that Mourinho's past achievements at Stamford Bridge should not be forgotten by Chelsea fans.

Sarri said: "Yes. 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."

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Jose Mourinho reacted angrily after a member of the Chelsea staff appeared to celebrate provocatively in front of him following their equaliser.

Mourinho also won one FA Cup, three League Cups and a Community Shield in west London, but has struggled in the away dugout at Stamford Bridge, losing on his three previous visits with Manchester United.

Minutes away from an impressive win on Saturday, thanks to an Anthony Martial double, Barkley's late finish prompted exuberant celebrations from Ianni, for which Sarri apologised.

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Speaking immediately after the game, Sarri said: "I am not really happy. After I spoke to Jose, I understood we were on the wrong side of the situation."

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Jose Mourinho says Maurizio Sarri's second assistant Marco Ianni has apologised to him following their altercation after Chelsea's equaliser.

Mourinho accepted the apology from Sarri and his assistant, but did not speak about his relationship with Chelsea's fans.

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