Maurizio Sarri thanks De Laurentiis for Napoli legacy

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri discussed the legacy he left at Napoli in the summer and gave some insight into his relationship with Aurelio De LaurentiisSarri joined his hometown club Napoli in 2015 to replace the Real Madrid-bound Rafael Benítez.In the Spaniard’s final season in charge, Napoli finished fifth in the Serie A with 63 points after winning 18 of their 38 matches.However, Sarri ensured the Light Blues of top three finishes in the Serie A in all three of his seasons in charge.The Italian left the Stadio San Paolo in the summer with a second-place finish and 91 points after winning 28 matches.“Legacy at Napoli? I think the most visible one is numeric,” Sarri told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“I took a Napoli that had closed the championship with 63 points and I left a team that has reached 91.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“More than that could not be done. The other legacy is personal: the relationship with the city and its people.“I will never leave Naples. They compared my Napoli to that of Vinicio, one of the best teams in Italy, in the seventies, to travel in the future. This combination honours me.”Despite leaving Napoli on rather unfriendly terms with club president De Laurentiis, Sarri only has gratitude towards him.“De Laurentiis? I have nothing to say. I can only thank him,” said Sarri.“It gave me the greatest personal satisfaction of my life entrusting me with Naples, the team of my heart and of the origins.“It was a wonderful adventure that can not be erased from a leave like this.”last_img


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