Sarri: Thank you, ADL

Maurizio Sarri has thanked Aurelio De Laurentiis for ‘giving me the greatest personal satisfaction of my life’ in letting him coach Napoli.

Sarri took Napoli to two runners-up finishes in three seasons, before a messy divorce with De Laurentiis eventually led him to Chelsea over the summer.

“What legacy did I leave behind in Naples? I think the most visible one is numerical: I took over a Napoli side who had just finished the season with 64 points and left behind one who reached 91,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Maurizio Sarri has thanked Aurelio De Laurentiis for ‘giving me the greatest personal satisfaction of my life’ in letting him coach Napoli.

Sarri took Napoli to two runners-up finishes in three seasons, before a messy divorce with De Laurentiis eventually led him to Chelsea over the summer.

“What legacy did I leave behind in Naples? I think the most visible one is numerical: I took over a Napoli side who had just finished the season with 64 points and left behind one who reached 91,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We couldn’t do more than that. The other legacy is personal: the relationship with the city and its people. I’ll never detach myself from Napoli.

“De Laurentiis? I have nothing to say about him. I can only thank him. He gave me the greatest personal satisfaction of my life, letting me coach the team of my heart and origin.

“It was a wonderful adventure and not even the manner of my exit could erase that.”

The 58-year-old was also asked about the state of play at the top of Serie A.

“This Juventus side have a priority: the Champions League. Ultimately, that could give their rivals a small advantage,” he concluded.

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