Hampshire police were called to a Whiteley hotel after a group of people abused the manager of a Premier League side.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio confirmed he was involved in an incident at the Solent Hotel and Spa in Whiteley, Rookery Avenue, when he was abused by a group of people in the lobby.
He was attending a planing meeting late on Friday night, ahead of his team’s clash against Southampton, which ended 1-1.
He said that a group of men, thought to be Southampton fans, approached him and staff and tried to stop him getting into a lift.
The police were then called, but no arrests were made.
A police spokesman said: ‘Officers attended the Solent Hotel in Whiteley just after midnight on Saturday, August 24 following reports of an assault involving guests at the hotel.
‘A 20-year-old man from Southampton suffered a cut to his lip during the incident.
‘All parties were spoken to and the matter was resolved by way of community resolution. No one was arrested.’