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SSC Napoli’s Twitter account has “mocked” ex-boss Maurizio Sarri after the Italian joined Serie A rivals-Juventus.
Sarri left Chelsea after one season to become manager of Juventus on a three-year deal. The 60-year-old joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018 and led them to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge. He signed a three-year contract worth over €6m per year plus bonuses.
On Thursday, Sarri was introduced to Juventus fans and soon after introduction, Napoli posted a video with the caption: “Welcome back to Italy Mr Sarri!”
In the video, Napoli fans wish good luck to the Italian, however, they are mocking him for being superstitious.
Bentornato in Italia Mr Sarri! #SarriDay
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) June 20, 2019
Ahead of Sarri’s move to Juventus, Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne claimed that Sarri would be a traitor if he made the move to Turin.
Insigne said: “Sarri in Juventus for us Neapolitans would be a betrayal, and I hope he changes his mind. If he went to Juventus he would hurt us but I can’t blame him. It’s his decision.”
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Sarri said: “Who is a traitor? Someone who backs out. It’s someone who gives precedence to individual objectives over collective ones. Therefore I prefer the front of a jersey, where the badge of a club lies. Behind it is the name of a player: that side interests me less. Kissing the shirt? Why deprive yourself of an act of love, in anticipation of what will happen perhaps 10 years later? Many players have switched Milan clubs. It would be better not to do it directly, but over the course of a career it can happen.”
Sarri has taken charge of 19 clubs in total and has yet to stay more than three seasons at any of them. Juventus is the 20th.