Giorgio Chiellini Says Juventus Players Want To Shower After Speaking With Smoker Boss Maurizio Sarri
‘You can only talk to him before you take a shower, or you will smell like smoke’: Giorgio Chiellini lifts the lid on Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri’s ‘bizarre cigarette attachment’
- Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is known as a heavy smoker in football
- The 61-year-old Italian boss reportedly smokes up to 60 cigarettes a day
- Giorgio Chiellini says his Juve teammates want to take a shower after talking to him
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini admits that manager Maurizio Sarri’s obsession with cigarettes is so bad that you have to take a shower after talking to him.
The 61-year-old Italian manager reportedly smokes about 60 cigarettes a day and is even seen on the sidelines during his career.
And Chiellini reveals that Juventus players make sure to speak to Sarri immediately after a match to avoid talking to him after their post-match shower.
Giorgio Chiellini says Juventus players want to take a shower after talking to boss Maurizio Sarri
Sarri is a heavy smoker and Chiellini reveals players who stink of tobacco after talking to him
The Italian defender said in his autobiography, “He has a very closed personality, doesn’t let much slip away, even though Juventus managed to narrow down some of his sharper sides.”
“The only thing nobody has been able to change is his bizarre attachment to cigarettes.
“You can only talk to him in his office for a shower while you’re still wearing your playset, or we’ll stink of smoke.”
Sarri’s journey to the foremost club management position in Italy was remarkable, he started his coaching career with amateur firms such as USD Stia and US Fallese in the 1990s while also working as a part-time banker.
After rising through the Italian divisions, Sarri became known to the rest of the world when he took on the role of manager of Napoli in 2015. Due to his success in Southern Italy, he moved to Chelsea in 2018, where he won the Europa League in his only season in English in American football.
Sarri was Chelsea’s manager in the 2018-19 season and was often seen in matches
Sarri now coaches the Italian giants and the Turin side is currently at the top of the league
He joined the Old Lady last June, with the Turin side currently at the top of Serie A looking for their ninth straight Scudetto title.
In his autobiography, Chiellini says that Sarri’s meticulous character is the reason why he has managed to rise to the top of the Italian football pyramid.
The defender added: “He always strives for perfection, for example 100 percent possession in the opposition half.
“It is utopia, of course, but perhaps that endeavor has helped him work his way from bottom to top to where he is now.”