Juventus new boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed his new appointment at the Serie A side is a crown on the achievement of his long career.
The Italian returned to Italy to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus on a three-year contract after managing Chelsea for a whole year where he won his first ever trophy-the Europa League and also got the Blues into the top-four.
The former Napoli boss was presented today as the new boss for the Turin side after they paid a compensation fee of £5m to Chelsea for snapping up his move. Sarri reportedly had to leave England for professional and personal reasons with his elderly parents living in Italy.
In his words after the presentation, Sarri revealed; “Juvetus are the best Italian club right now and offered me a chance to return to Italy. It’s the crowning achievement of a long career. “It’s been a long journey for me made up of gradual steps. I’m happy to be at the most important team in Italy and this is a further step forward after the experience at Chelsea. “I preferred to go abroad to avoid going from one Italian team to another. The Premier League experience was amazing, but for family reasons I desired go back to Italy.
“The opportunity was given by Juventus and it is I think also the climax of the career. I feel I have respected everybody.”
He further stated that after spending one year in England, he believes the Premier League is a better standard than the Serie A.
Sarri said; “It’s going to be an exciting year in Serie A, especially for the coaches. There’s a long way to go but hopefully the league can start to close the gap with the Premier League.
“Chelsea FC had a lot of technically gifted players but with diverse characteristics, less fluid but just as solid.
“I realised being in England how amazing their stadiums are, the atmosphere in football in Italy has to change through infrastructure.”
He also reveal his excitement as being the new Juventus boss because he believes the Turin side is a step up to Chelsea and he said it will be an honour to help Cristiano Ronaldo achieve more records.
Sarri said; “At Chelsea I coached some very strong players, but training Cristiano Ronaldo will be yet another step forward. I’d like to help him break some new records.
“When you have a player with the qualities of Paulo Dybala or Cristiano they can play in any role. What can change is only the interpretation of the role.
“You have to have clear ideas on two or three players who can make a real difference for the team and then give them an environment to truly express themselves. If a team enjoys itself on the pitch then the spectators enjoy themselves and this is fuel to win.
“For three years I would wake up and think about how to defeat Juventus, because they were a winning team. I gave 110 per cent but we still couldn’t do it. It was an experience and I will now give everything for this club.”
He managed a total of 63 games with Chelsea and won 40 matches. Congratulations on his new appointment.