Maurizio Sarri father Amerigo Sarri has revealed that his son was not interested in Chelsea job before decided to join the Premier League giants.
Sarri moved to the Stamford Bridge from Napoli during the summer transfer window replacing his compatriot Antonio Conte.
Conte was sacked after his side’s pure performance in his second season at Stamford Bridge despite having won the Premier League title in his first season.
In the interview with reporters during a cycling event, Amerigo Sarri made it clear that his son wanted to stay at Napoli.
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“Maurizio left his heart in Naples, and I think he would have liked to stay there. Perhaps something happened with President Aurelio De Laurentiis, but he’s happy in England now.”
“I went to see him in London and for the first time, I saw one of his matches with the Blues. He feels well at Chelsea and he’s very popular. He settled in well because he already knew the English language pretty well after working in a bank in London.”
“As a child in elementary school, he was a fan of Napoli as he was born there. However, over time, Fiorentina entered his heart. I personally would like to see him at Fiorentina. But I don’t know if there have been talks in the past. I almost never speak about football with my son.”
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Maurizio Sarri reveals the Chelsea star who has most surprised him this season. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted to being surprised by the tactical acumen of defender David Luiz. The Brazilian was out of favour under Antonio Conte last season, losing his place at the heart of the ex-Blues boss' preferred back three to Andreas Christensen. The 31-year-old had looked likely to depart in the summer had Conte stayed, having made just 10 league appearances last term and with the pair's relationship having broken down. But with one Italian exchange for another, and the arrival of former Napoli boss Sarri, Luiz has been first choice this term at the heart of a back four. He has played every minute in the Premier League thus far, with he and Germany international Antonio Rudiger Sarri's preferred partnership.
Sarri is an unbeaten manager in the Premier League so far this season, having managed to win eight times and four draws in 12 matches.
The Blues are now third in the Premier League table with 28 points, just four points behind league leaders Man City and two behind second-placed Liverpool.