Aurelio De Laurentiis Takes Trophy Jibe at Maurizio Sarri Following Juventus Move

​Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has taken a swipe at the club’s former manager Maurizio Sarri after he was appointed as Juventus boss.

The 60-year-old was announced as manager of I Bianconeri this week – and De Laurentiis hasn’t taken too kindly to Sarri joining Napoli’s arch-rivals.


Sarri managed ​Napoli for three seasons between 2015 and 2018 and won many admirers after guiding I Partenopei to second-place finishes in two of his three campaigns in charge whilst playing an attacking, vibrant brand of football.

However, he failed to win a trophy during his time in Naples, and De Laurentiis has made reference to this following Sarri’s appointment as ​Juventus manager.

“I am not surprised about Sarri’s move to Juve, football is no longer a world of icons and loyalty. He didn’t win anything here and maybe he will not win anything in Turin,” he told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (as relayed by ​ilBiancoNero).

Maurizio Sarri

Sarri left Napoli for ​Chelsea last year and had what would usually be considered a successful season, guiding the Blues to a third place finish in the ​Premier League (getting them back into the ​Champions League), the final of the Carabao Cup and winning the Europa League with a thumping 4-1 final victory over ​Arsenal.

However, Sarri never seemed to forge a connection with the Chelsea faithful, who voiced their displeasure throughout the season with the side’s slow possession-based style of play and the Italian’s predictable substitutions. 

While he failed to win a trophy with Napoli, the 60-year-old will be expected to secure silverware at Juventus, as the Turin side have won eight consecutive ​Serie A titles and with Cristiano Ronaldo leading their attack, they will look to make a push to win the Champions League.

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