Napoli CEO De Laurentiis claims Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea for money
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis said he felt betrayed by Maurizio Sarri and claimed the Italian manager joined Chelsea for money.
Sarri took the role of the manager at Chelsea in 2018, after spending three years in Naples, where he became a fan favourite.
The 61-year-old did not win any trophy with Napoli, but came close to Serie A title in his last season, just four points away from then league leaders Juventus.
And De Laurentiis was perhaps unhappy for having to appoint another manager and rebuild after coming so close to the title.
Or maybe it’s the fact that Sarri has returned to Italy to manage Napoli’s title rivals, Juventus and the two clubs are to face each other at Coppa Italia final.
But the controversial film producer certainly did not hold back when speaking about his former employee.
He told Corriere dello Sport: “Maurizio Sarri betrayed me, left Napoli with the vulgar excuse of money, he still had two years of his contract.
“I bet on him when he was the coach of Empoli and this is the true story of his departure from Naples.”
The former banker won the Europa League trophy for Chelsea, his first major silverware as a manager, before leaving Stamford Bridge after just one season to join Juventus.
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