Maurizio Sarri claims Jose Mourinho deserves more respect from Chelsea fans after the Manchester United boss was targeted at the weekend.
The Special One won three titles during his time at Stamford Bridge but was verbally abused by sections of the home support during the 2-2 draw on Saturday.
However, Chelsea chief Sarri insists Mourinho’s achievements in west London deserve respect.
He 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.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho has revealed Sarri’s assistant Marco Ianni has apologised for goading him on the touchline when Chelsea secured a last-gasp draw.
Blues assistant coach Ianni ran past the United bench punching the air when Ross Barkley fired Chelsea’s late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho reacted angrily and had to be restrained in attempting to confront the Chelsea staff – but the Manchester United boss has revealed he accepted Ianni’s apology.
"Not celebrations, bad education," said Mourinho, whose team had scored twice through Anthony Martial after falling behind to Antonio Rudiger’s header.
"But I also made mistakes in football matches and I will make more.
"So after the game he came to me to apologise, I accepted his apologies, so (have) nothing more to say.
"Maurizio saw. Maurizio said he would take care of it internally, and to accept his apologies, which I did.
"But then the young fellow came, he also apologised and I told him ‘I accept your apology. I also did mistakes, especially when I was your age, and tried to improve’."
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