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Sarri – Leaving Chelsea was a sensational mistake
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Sarri – Leaving Chelsea was a sensational mistake

Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he regrets pushing for a Chelsea exit after spending just 1 season at the club and described the decision as a sensational mistake. The Italian manager got his wish and joined Juventus in 2019. However, looking back presently, he feels it was not good of him to agitate for a return to Italy, adding that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia wanted him to stay put at Stamford Bridge. He is now Lazio's boss but pointed that Chelsea's current team suits his playing style. He made this known in a chat with AlfredoPedulla.com: 'At Chelsea, I made a sensational mistake, that of wanting to return to Italy at all costs. 'Marina stonewalled me to leave Chelsea, I had this desire to return to Italy. Chelsea are a great club, in the following years they have ta...
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Tottenham make contact with Bilbao manager Marcelino

The search for Jose Mourinho's replacement at Tottenham Hotspur continues as the club have made contact with Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino according to reports. Mourinho was relieved of his duties on Monday morning after 17 months in charge. He left the North-Londoners seventh in the Premier League. and also with a place in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason will be in charge of the team until the end of the season as the club continue their hunt for a new manager before the start of next season. According to The Athletic, Tottenham have approached Marcelino. The 55-year-old Spanish manager has a good reputation in Spain having managed the likes of Sevilla, Villareal, and Valencia since 2011. He was appointed as Bilbao manager ...
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Maurizio Sarri rejects Olympique Marseille job

Maurizio Sarri is in the news this morning although he's still without a job after being sacked by Juventus. The Italian's story could pass for a proper definition of the saying that 'all that glitters is not gold'. It can be recalled that Sarri abandoned his job at Chelsea during supposed hard times for a move to his homeland to manage Juventus. However, his managerial adventure in Turin lasted for just 1 season. Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Marseille reached out to Maurizio Sarri after Andre Villas-Boas shockingly resigned as their coach but the Italian maintains he is not interested in taking over a team in the middle of the season. This was revealed by seasoned transfer market experts Gianluca Di Marzio and Alfredo Pedullà. Villas-Boas reportedly resigned due to disagreements r...
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Juve to go all out for Pep Guardiola in the summer

According to a report from The Sun, Serie A giants Juventus have made Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola their major priority this summer. The Old Ladies hired Maurizio Sarri last summer but have long been linked with a move for the Spaniard. Juve are currently second in the Serie A and are in danger of missing out on their first league title since the 2010/11 campaign. Maurizio Sarri has struggled to infuse his Sarri-ball philosophy into the team this season and there have even been suggestions that Max Allegri could return before the end of the season. READ: Mourinho – Sheffield and Wolves are genuine top 4 contenders However, it has now emerged that the Old Ladies are plotting a sensational swoop for Guardiola and will be willing to give him as much money as he needs to acqu...
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Sarri – Ronaldo creates one problem but solves a 100 more

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri believes that Cristiano Ronaldo appears to create more problems than he solves, but nevertheless, solves more, after another match-winning performance for the Old Ladies. The 34-year-old who recently shook off a knee problem was on the scoresheet for Juventus in the 2:1 win against Parma in the Serie A. He scored both goals for Sarri's men as they opened up a 4 point lead over Inter Milan at the top of the table. Cristiano Ronaldo now has 16 Serie A goals including 11 in his last 7 games as Juventus continue the chase for a 9th successive Serie A triumph. It was enough for the Italian tactician to erase doubts being raised about the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner on if he was worth the trouble of building the team around him. “Sometimes, Ronaldo creates a s...
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Sarri – Ronaldo is really happy because his knee is now fine

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is now fit and firing as his knee problem is behind him. The Portugal international started 2020 with a bang by scoring a hat-trick for the Old Ladies in the 4 nil win over Cagliari. He now has 8 goals in his last 5 Serie A games. The 34-year-old appears to have returned to his best having gone three games without finding the net at the start of November 2019, and was twice substituted by Maurizio Sarri as he battled a knee problem. There appears to be no sign of the knee problem recently and Sarri is delighted with Ronaldo's recent form. "Ronaldo has not any more problems with his knee and now he is enjoying his great physical and mental condition," the Juventus head coach told a news conference. "Finally I can s...
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Ronaldo backs Sarri’s decision to substitute him in games

Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed talks of a rift between him and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri after backing his decision to substitute him in two consecutive games. The 34-year-old appeared furious after been subbed off earlier in the month during his side's 2:1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow in the UEFA Champions League, days before he was subbed off again in the Serie A game against AC Milan. He was reported to have labeled Sarri a 'son of a whore and left the Allianz Stadium in the last game after he was subbed off in the 55th minute. TODAY'S LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS Regardless, Maurizio Sarri revealed that he made his decisions because of a recurring knee injury to the Portuguese star and Ronaldo has now backed his manager by admitting that he was not fully fit at the time....
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PSG make Emre Can number one transfer target in January

Paris Saint-Germain are keen on signing Juventus midfielder Emre Can in the January transfer window, reports suggest. The German international chose to remain with the Old Ladies after being linked with a departure from Turin in the course of the summer transfer window after the arrival of Maurizio Sarri. READ: Pique – We offered to change our contracts to bring Neymar back Rumors of a potential departure for Can heightened after he was dropped from the Old Ladies' UEFA Champions League squad. Meanwhile, PSG who reportedly unsuccessfully tried to sign the German in the summer are ready to make another move for him in January as he is their number one target in the winter transfer window. Emre Can joined Juventus from Liverpool in 2018 for free after his contract with the Reds e...
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Sarri to miss Juve’s first two Serie A games as he recovers from Pneumonia

Maurizio Sarri will miss Juventus' first two Serie A games of the 2019/20 football season as he recovers from Pneumonia. The former Chelsea boss underwent further tests on Thursday which showed that his health had improved over the last few days. Regardless, the Italian tactician paid a visit to the club's training ground where he engaged with a chat with his staff and informed them that he won't be on the bench when they begin their domestic title defense. READ: Can Anyone Break into the ‘Top Six’ This Season? Supercomputer Says No A statement released by the club revealed thus: "To completely recover from the pneumonia that hit him over the course of the past few days, the coach will not sit on the bench for the first two Serie A matches against Parma and Napoli" "The deci...
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Gonzalo Higuain returns to Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain has returned to Juventus after the conclusion of his loan spell at Chelsea, the London outfit have confirmed. The Argentine's half-season spell with the London Blues was relatively unsuccessful as he scored just 5 goals in 18 games in all competitions. READ: La Liga president Javier Tebas doesn’t want Neymar’s return to Barcelona His returns at the end of the season were definitely below par by the club's standards at the end of the season, hence they decided to let him go by not triggering the option to make the deal permanent in light of a transfer ban. Gonzalo Higuain will now link up with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri in Turin, as he also moved in the same direction this summer. Maurizio Sarri and the player have worked together previously at Napoli, th...