Jorginho warns Sarri over ‘betrayal’ if he takes Juve job

Date published: Tuesday 4th June 2019 8:55

Maurizio Sarri Jorginho Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho thinks Napoli fans could see Maurizio Sarri’s possible move to Juventus as “betrayal”.

Sarri was appointed Chelsea head coach last year, finishing third in the Premier League, winning the Europa League and losing the League Cup final on penalties in his first season in England.

But constant criticism of his style and a smattering of poor results is said to have taken its toll on the 60-year-old, who wants to end his reign after completing just half of his initial two-year contract, which had a one-year option included.

The offer from Serie A champions Juve has proved too tempting for Sarri, with The Guardian one of many outlets to report that Sarri told the Chelsea board of his intentions during a planned meeting to discuss his future this week.

However, Jorginho has moved to warn Sarri against the move as Napoli fans may not take too kindly to him moving to a rival club.

“He did a good job for Chelsea,” Jorginho said on international duty with Italy.

“There was some criticism, but ultimately we finished third, won a cup and lost another in a final.

“I think it was a great season, and I’d hate to see him go. The Napoli fans still have him in their hearts, it’s normal that they can get angry.

“They’re passionate, they can give you everything. They could treat it as a betrayal, they’re like that. We’ll see what happens.”


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