Maurizio Sarri Biography
Maurizio Sarri is an Italian professional footballer who is the current manager of Serie A club Juventus. He was born in Bagnoli district of Naples. He did not play football professionally.
Sarri only took part as an amateur central defender and coach while working as a banker. In 2005, he had his first Serie B job at Pescara.
He won promotion to Serie A with Empoli In 2014, and after preserving their place in the top flight he was hired by Napoli. He won several individual awards while managing the Naples-based club and in 2017–18 after finishing as league runners-up, he moved to Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri Career
Sarri began his career as a banker. He would work at the bank in the morning, train and play in games in the afternoon and evening. He later transitioned to coaching at the age of 30. Even then, he followed the same schedule. Sarri eventually decided to quit his job as a banker after getting employed by minor side Tegoleto.
His very first club to manage was .S.D. Stia 1925. He started coaching the team in 1990 in Seconda Categoria. In 1991 Sarri was appointed manager of fellow league team U.S. Faellese. He took U.S. Faellese up to the Promozione.
Maurizio Sarri Empoli
On 25 June 2012, Sarri was hired by Tuscan Serie B club Empoli, to be their new coach. In his first season, Sarri led the club to fourth place and the playoff final, before losing to local rivals Livorno.
The following season, he guided Empoli to second place in the final table and direct promotion to Serie A after six years away. Later in the 2014–15 Serie A, Empoli avoided relegation by coming 15th.
Maurizio Sarri Napoli
On 11 June 2015, Sarri replaced Rafael Benítez, at Napoli. Rafael had left after missing out on a UEFA Champions League place. He previously had been hired by Empoli.
In his first season, Sarri brought in Pepe Reina, Allan and Elseid Hysaj. The three of them went on to be first-team stalwarts for the following campaign, as Napoli finished runners-up to Juventus.
On 20 January 2016, Maurizio found himself embroiled in a heated exchange of words with the then head coach of Inter Milan, Roberto Mancini in the final minutes of a Coppa Italia match where Mancini accused Sarri of being a homophobe.
Sarri responded to the accusations by saying that he was not a homophobe, saying “what happens on the field, stays on the field”. Sarri was consequently fined €20,000 and banned for two Coppa Italia matches by Lega Serie A for directing extremely insulting words at the coach of the opposing team.
On 27 May 2016, Sarri extended his stay at the club until 2020. After two months, Juventus managed to sign Gonzalo Higuaín from Napoli for €90 million in the summer.
Gonzalo had managed to equal the record for most goals scored in a singular Serie A season, with 36.
However, Sarri was against the possibility of spending the money on a like-for-like replacement. Instead, he advocated on spending sparingly on weaker positions in the side to improve on depth, while working with his squad to compensate for the loss of Higuaín.
This was achieved through the positional change of Dries Mertens. Dries originally a wide-forward, played more centrally the following season. This worked to great effect, as the Belgian scored 28 goals as the club finished 3rd in 2017. Sarri was voted the league’s coach of the year and he received the Enzo Bearzot Award.
Sarri, whose Napoli squad had concluded the first half of the 2015–16 season Serie A in 1st place, were given the title “Campioni d’Inverno” (“Winter Champions”) for the first time in 26 years.
This made him believe he had constructed a team capable of winning the league the following season. Napoli began the 2017–18 season in hot form. They set a team record for most consecutive league victories, with 8.
It also took the club until December to register a league defeat. The next defeat happened three months later hence registering ten straight victories in the process. The club regained the title of “Campioni d’Inverno” from the previous campaign. Napoli finished the 2017–18 Serie A season four points behind Juventus taking second place. On 23 May 2018, Carlo Ancelotti replaced Sarri as head coach.
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea
Sarri was appointed the manager of Chelsea on 14 July 2018, replacing Antonio Conte who was sacked the day before. On 5th August, in his first competitive game, the team lost the 2018 FA Community Shield to Manchester City 2–0 at Wembley Stadium.
The following week he recorded his first win as Chelsea manager in a 3–0 win away to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.
His team was unbeaten for the first twelve league matches, until 24 November, where they lost 3–1 to Tottenham Hotspur.
EFL Cup Final
During the 2019 EFL Cup Final against Manchester City, the match ended at 0-0. A penalty shootout was to follow and Sarri called for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to be substituted off for Willy Caballero.
However, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted and an irate Sarri nearly stormed into the stadium tunnel.
He was later held back by Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger from confronting the keeper. Chelsea lost the shoot-out 3–4.
After the game, both Arrizabalaga and Sarri said that the situation was a misunderstanding; Sarri believed that Arrizabalaga was too injured with a cramp to continue, but Arrizabalaga felt okay to continue.
2019 UEFA Europa League Final
Sarri won his first major trophy as a manager after Chelsea beat Arsenal 4–1 in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku on 29 May. The team managed to win the title undefeated throughout the entirety of the Europa League campaign.
Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus due to his desire to be closer to his elderly parents in Italy.
Maurizio Sarri Juventus
On 16 June 2019, Juventus announced the signing of Sarri on a three-year contract.
Maurizio Sarri Age
Sarri was born on 10th January 1959, in Naples, Italy.
Maurizio Sarri Family
Maurizio was born in the Bagnoli district of Naples. His father, who was born and raised in Tuscany. He moved back to the region with his family following the end of his tenure as a construction worker for Italsider, a steel company.
Raised in the Figline Valdarno neighborhood, Sarri divided his time as a banker for Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena in Tuscany and an amateur footballer.
His work as a banker saw him travel Europe, working in Zürich, London, and Luxembourg. Before moving to Stamford Bridge Maurizio lived a quiet life in the Italian Riviera together with wife, Marina, their son and dog.
Maurizio Sarri Wife
Sarri is married. His wife is known as Marina Sarri. It is not known when the couple got married. They have managed to keep their marriage life away from the limelight. The couple has one child, named Nicole Sarri.
Maurizio Sarri Body Measurements
- Height: 5 feet (180 cm)
- Weight: 75 kg (165lbs)
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Maurizio Sarri salary
At Juventus, Sarri will earn €500,000 every month.
Maurizio Sarri Net Worth
Sarri has an estimated net worth of around £5 million.
Maurizio Sarri Controversy
Maurizio Sarri Roberto Mancini
During the 2015–16 season, Sarri was embroiled in a heated exchange with Roberto Mancini, then head coach of Inter Milan. The exchange happened in the final minutes of a Coppa Italia match on 20 January 2016, where Mancini accused Sarri of directing a homophobic slur at him.
Sarri responded to the accusations by saying that he was not a homophobe. He stated, “what happens on the field, stays on the field”. Sarri was consequently fined €20,000 and banned for two Coppa Italia matches by Lega Serie A for “directing extremely insulting epithets at the coach of the opposing team”.
Maurizio Sarri Team Coached
U.S. Alessandria Calcio 1912
Maurizio Sarri Awards
Maurizio Sarri has been given several awards. These are;
Panchina d’Argento: 2013–14
Panchina d’Oro: 2015–16
Enzo Bearzot Award: 2017
Serie A Coach of the Year: 2016–17
Frequently Asked Questions About Maurizio Sarri
Who is Maurizio Sarri?
Sarri is an Italian professional footballer and manager.
How old is Maurizio Sarri?
Sarri is 60 years old as of 2019. He was born on 10 January 1959.
How tall is Maurizio Sarri?
Sarri stands at a height of 5 feet.
Is Maurizio Sarri married?
Sarri is married. His wife is known as marina Sarri.
How much is Maurizio Sarri worth?
Sarri has an estimated net worth of around £5 million.
How much does Maurizio Sarri make?
At Juventus, Sarri earns €500,000 every month.
Where does Maurizio Sarri live?
Sarri’s place of residence is not yet known. This information will be provided d as soon as it is available.
Is Maurizio Sarri dead or alive?
Sarri is still alive and in good health.
Where is Maurizio Sarri now?
Sarri is the current manager of Serie A club Juventus.
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