Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted nobody could have done a better job than he did as Napoli boss.
Sarri’s Napoli side collected a club record 91 points in Serie A last season, although that was still not enough to wrestle the crown away from the mighty Juventus.
Despite finishing as runners-up to Juve, Sarri’s side won many plaudits for playing some breathtaking attacking football and he has revealed that he still feels a close personal connection to the City of Naples.
“The legacy that I left in Naples? I think the most visible is the numerical one. I took a team that had closed the championship with 64 points and I left a team with 91. More than that could not be done,” Sarri told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The other is a component that concerns the personal sphere. I’ll never get away from Naples.”
Although Aurelio De Laurentiis has been heavily critical of Sarri since he moved to Chelsea last summer, the 59-year-old admitted he is still grateful to the Napoli President for giving his first coaching job in charge of a major European club.
“De Laurentiis? I can only thank him. It was a wonderful adventure that cannot be canceled by the way we departed.”