David Luiz has said he ‘loves’ Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri because he wants his players to ‘live life’.
The Brazilian defender has had an up-and-down career during his two spells at Chelsea, being an integral part of Antonio Conte’s Premier League title success of 2016/17, before falling out of favour with the Italian the year after.
Since Conte’s departure, a number of Chelsea stars have expressed their delight in Sarri’s appointment, with Luiz saying that he is a great person and a great coach:
“First of all he’s a great person, great as a human,” Luiz told the official Chelsea magazine.
“I think his philosophy to live life is already great because he wants to enjoy every day, he wants to be happy and he wanted to take this opportunity to start one more chapter in his life.
“I think that is one of the most important things in life; when you love to do something, when you’re happy.
“So, I believe in this philosophy, and then after that he is a great coach. He wants to play with the ball, he wants to play with intensity, to work on the details and to give us all the information he can about the next game and the opponent.
“Every week he tries to make the best plan possible for the exact game and this is great because he is working in the best way for the team, for the collective.”