Daily Star’ Joe Short Martin Domin profiles the Chelsea coach who provoked Jose Mourinho during a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
“Jose Mourinho was fuming on the Chelsea touchline after seeing his Manchester United side surrender a 2-1 lead late on today. Ross Barkley popped up with the equaliser to spark wild celebrations on the Chelsea bench.
“And Mourinho was furious with one man in particular. As Chelsea’s bench emptied to celebrate the goal, Marco Ianni jumped in front of the United staff and seemed to goad the Portuguese manager.”
“And Mourinho took exception to the display, jumping up and challenging the coach.
Ianni is Chelsea’s second assistant coach and joined Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge over the summer. He spent two years as Sarri’s technical assistant at Napoli before moving to west London.”
“Ianni who was born in 1982, retired from football at the age of 32 and immediately turned his attention to coaching.
“He spent two years on the staff of Roberto Cappellacci in his native Italy – first with Cosenza and then Campobasso – before joining Sarri at Napoli.
“In a recent interview, Ianni revealed he had ‘a good professional and human relationship’ with the Chelsea manager.”