De Laurentiis: ‘Maurizio Sarri is unhappy and regrets he left Napoli’

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has suggested that Maurizio Sarri is still regretting his choice to leave Napoli. The Italian coach decided to end his reign at the Italian club two years ago joining Chelsea in the Premier League. However, he would leave the Blues only a year later returning to Italy to sign for Juventus.

While Sarri has won the Serie A with the Bianconeri, De Laurentiis thinks Sarri would actually prefer a move back to Napoli. “It’s normality to win at Juventus,” he told Sky Sport Italia on his former coach’s success. “Sarri will always remain in my heart, as his football here astonished all of Europe.”

“I will always thank him for that, but we all do stupid things in life, he did two or three that were avoidable, but that’s his problem. All I can say is that’s a pity, because if he had remained at Napoli, perhaps he could’ve helped us to win the Scudetto. Instead, he said ‘why should I take a risk? I’ll go elsewhere.’ He went elsewhere, but I don’t think he’s been as happy as he was at Napoli.”