The coach’s departure continues to be a sore topic for the membership chairman, who admitted to creating a mistake after the Italian left for Chelsea
Aurelio De Laurentiis has accused Maurizio Sarri of forcing him right into a change of administration at Napoli, saying that the pinnacle coach made him offended along with his “tasteless excuse of cash”.
Sarri managed Napoli from 2015-18, having fun with a profitable spell in command of the Serie A membership earlier than heading to Chelsea.
The coach had a incredible fame throughout his profession in Naples, however that fame within the metropolis has taken a success in recent times attributable to his abrupt exit and eventual determination to return to Serie A to steer Juventus.
With Sarri’s Juve set to face Napoli within the Coppa Italia last, the membership’s chairman, De Laurentiis, opened up on Sarri’s departure, criticising the supervisor for his previous couple of months in cost whereas calling for recognition for his personal function within the membership’s success.
“He made me offended with the tasteless excuse of cash,” De Laurentiis instructed Corriere dello Sport. “He pressured me to vary [head coaches] and nonetheless had a two-year deal.
“In February, he invited me to lunch in Tuscany, near his home and his spouse was there. He didn’t point out stopping and led me on all the best way to the day forward of the final sport. That created uncertainties for the membership.
“Three unforgettable seasons? There are different components: in soccer the rule of cinema applies the place to make movie you want a superb director and a very good producer, they’re the mother and father of the work of genius.
“Who introduced [Edinson] Cavani right here? And [Walter] Mazzarri? What about [Rafa] Benitez? What about [Gonzalo] Higuain, Sarri? Once I selected them, the town was plastered with banners in opposition to me.”
Sarri’s substitute, Carlo Ancelotti, spent only a season and a half with the membership earlier than departing this previous December.
And De Laurentiis has said that he made a mistake in hiring Ancelotti whereas including that he ought to have moved on sooner.
“He jogged my memory of my father. I selected his serenity, composure, his nice closeness. My father was a thinker, an especially candy man. Like Carlo,” he mentioned.
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“However signing him, with the ability to resort to the discharge clause, I ought to have instructed him: ‘Carlo, I don’t suppose you’re made for the kind of soccer they need in Naples, let’s preserve the nice friendship as a result of soccer right here is completely different. I launched you to a metropolis that you simply now love and that stunned you, higher to finish it right here.’
“As an alternative, I made the second mistake.”
Presently led by Gennaro Gattuso, Napoli are set to face Juve within the Coppa Italia last on Wednesday.