Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has accepted FA fine for his actions during the 2-2 draw with Burnley-but he refused to reveal what was said to him by a member of the Clarets’ backroom staff.
The Italian was so angered by alleged insults that he refused to take part in his post-match media duties.
Sarri must pay £8,000 as a punishment for straying out of his technical area in Monday’s Premier League clash.
“Oh in my career I made a lot of mistakes on the pitch, so I can understand very well under pressure you can say something you don’t think,” said Sarri. “And I think that it was a strong discussion but my opinion has to remain on the pitch.” Issues arising between both benches during Monday night’s match have been resolved between the coaches and the clubs, and a line has been drawn under the matter,” the statement read
Sarri said he deserved his FA fine, explaining: “The fine was because I was out of my technical area, and it was true, and so I have to pay I think. I went there in my opinion for a good reason. But I was out and so I have to pay.”
Chelsea head to Manchester United on Sunday where the winners will take a big step towards a top-four finish to secure Champions League qualification for next season.