Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has defended his record as Napoli boss after the Italian coach was once again singled out for criticism by his former boss in Naples Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Sarri turned Napoli into one of the most attractive teams to watch in European football over the course of his three year tenure, but despite collecting a club record 91 points last season his side were unable to break Juventus’ domination of Serie A.
Napoli chief De Laurentiis yesterday mocked Sarri’s record of having never won a major trophy during his coaching career, although the Chelsea manager remains proud of the job he did in Southern Italy.
“I don’t know [why] he is talking about me? [Maybe] because he is missing me. He is used to doing it.”
”We didn’t win in Naples, but we had the record number of points for the club, and then the second and third best.
“We qualified three times for the Champions League, and it was unusual for Napoli.
“So I think we did very well. Nobody won in Italy except Juventus in the last seven years.”