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Chelsea manager Sarri receives scathing criticism from former boss

Maurizio Sarri built a Napoli side that entertained the audience with their attacking brand of football, but the Napoli president isn’t pleased.

Former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has begun his life as Chelsea’s head coach on a positive note. The Blues have won both of their first two Premier League games. In their recent fixture, Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2  in an enthralling clash as Marcos Alonso scored the winner for Chelsea.

Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte at the helm of Chelsea this summer, came on the back of building a Napoli side who entertained the audience with their attacking brand of football. Napoli gave a tough fight to Juventus, who have won seven consecutive Scudetto, last season as the Partenopei Gli Azzurri finished second with 91 points.

However, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis doesn’t have kind words for their former employee. He hit back at Sarri, saying, “We gave him everything and we won nothing in three years,” said Aurelio De Laurentiis, hinting at the lack of trophies during Sarri’s reign.

Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has taken over the baton from Sarri at Napoli. He looks to reinstate what he has lost when Bayern sacked him. Ancelotti and Napoli started off their Serie A season on a winning note as they defeated Lazio 2-1. They will next face AC Milan in their next fixture, hoping they could continue their winning streak.

Whereas, Sarri will also be looking to keep the momentum they have at the moment. Their triumph over Arsenal in a tightly contested match should have given the team a morale boost. They will next face Newcastle on Sunday, aiming to make it 9 points from 3 matches.

Author’s Take

While Sarri might have failed at helping Napoli win trophies and add to their trophy cabinet, the side he built at Napoli was a great squad. Their performance in the Serie A last season was promising. They came close to stopping Juventus’ domination in Italy, but fell down at the final hurdle. With Ancelotti, who boasts an excellent CV, at their helm, they will be hoping to finally establish their power in Italy, as well as in Europe.

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