Napoli chief questions Chelsea boss Sarri’s management

Date published: Saturday 14th July 2018 10:39 - Matthew Stead

Napoli Maurizio Sarri

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was guilty or “errors in judgement” at Napoli last season.

Chelsea finally confirmed Sarri as their new manager on Saturday after a protracted and complicated ordeal, with Antonio Conte removed from the position less than 24 hours earlier.

Sarri arrives at Stamford Bridge with a reputation for attacking, expansive football.

He almost delivered the Serie A title to Napoli this past season, earning 91 points but finishing four behind winners Juventus.

It was a bitter blow for one of Europe’s most exciting sides, but one president Aurelio De Laurentiis was hardly surprised by.

“Last season was distorted and snatched from us: we belong to what [former Italian actor] Toto called ‘The Band of Honest Men’ [the film],” he said.

“That aside, there were errors in judgment throughout the season, the ability to be able to use the squad fully.

“Still, I don’t want to get into a technical speech or re-open any wounds that have healed.”

 

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