And after accepting Ianni's postmatch apology, Mourinho admitted that he could not bear a grudge against the 36-year-old considering his own actions in the past.
"We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible". Now I've seen the match on the bench, now I want to study the second part of the match. I think it is finished. "We were in the wrong on the situation".
Sarri is yet to decide if he is will punish Ianni. I have a lot of sympathy for the way he reacted, but looking to chase an opposition member of the coaching staff down the tunnel is not acceptable. The Football Association will have to wait for Dean's report and view the footage before deciding whether to discipline either club. The United manager taking the moral high ground over this episode will, in all likelihood, only add to the irritation felt at Stamford Bridge that this was an avoidable incident.
The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. "Yes, [they were] not celebrations, [more a] bad education". "But I also made mistakes in football matches and will make more". Then the young fellow came and apologised and I told him I accepted. "I want to be sure he understands it was a big mistake".More news: Oakland Raiders behind enemy lines: Q&A with Emerald City Swagger
The Blues initially hit the front after Antonio Rudiger capitalised on their dominance in the first half before an Anthony Martial brace in the second appeared to have handed Sarri his first Premier League defeat, before Ross Barkley struck at the death to rescue a point. "The referee gave six minutes", he said. I do not know where the extra time came from. They looked to the long ball and Sarri has repeatedly urged his side to improve themselves defensively. "We are not organised for the second ball", Sarri said as he took what is an uncharacteristic step in criticising his players.
The 31-year-old told the club's official website: "Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was wonderful. The team as a team was really good". My midfield was very good.
After the final whistle Mourinho gestured towards the Chelsea fans with three fingers, in reference to the three Premier League titles he won at Stamford Bridge.
"For me, Jose Mourinho's reaction was something I would expect and also something I would expect from the Chelsea bench".