Juventus has officially confirmed their new manager Maurizio Sarri has returned to training with the team following his recovery from pneumonia.
The 60-year-old was diagnosed in mid-August and ordered to go on medical check-up which made him missed Juventus opening two games of the Serie A season – a 1:0 victory at Parma and a breathtaking 4:3 victory over his former club Napoli.
A report on the club official websites stated that the manager partially conducted Wednesday’s training session with the Bianconeri group at the Continassa. “Today the group of Bianconeri, net of those who are working with their respective national teams, has returned to training at the Continassa. After the three-day break following the victory against Napoli, the team found itself in the afternoon. Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa will return instead in the group on Friday, having benefited from two additional days of rest granted by Maurizio Sarri. The Bianconero coach, in recovery, partially directed the training session.” connoted on the Juventus official websites.
The Coach has been struggling for a month with the disease and was not on the touchline, however, his assistant manager Giovanni Martusciello has helped him in the opening two matches of the season in his absence.
It was considered that Sarri suffered from a critical cold but his Sixty cigarettes-a-day smoking addict has led to a puff of smoke resulting in a sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath, which was said to be Pneumonia by the examiners.
The former Chelsea boss headed back home to resumes his second preference entertainment because Juventus’ Allianz Stadium is not subjected to a smoking ban.
The Blues were delighted to retain him in the club, despite several fans ridiculed his neat passing tactics.
The ficklest supporters in football utilised the ‘f’ word on the terraces when describing their opinions on ‘Sarriball’.
He achieved a hat-trick of trophy years for Chelsea, following the Europa League triumph over Arsenal in May adding to the preceding season’s FA Cup and the Premier League a year before that.
Watching Sarri boot his club-issue baseball cap flying in the air during a strop on the eve of the Europa League final in Azerbaijan will be the lasting remembrance of his concise tenure at the Stamford Bridge.
There was a dispute between him and his goalkeeper during the Carabao Cup tournament When Kepa refused to be subbed in the cup final against Manchester City in February, Sarri spat away from the dugout towards the Wembley exit only to about-face claim it was no big deal then drop the bloke for the next game.
The club is on a ten-day international break, which will leave Sarri and Juventus with a depleted squad and a compressed training schedule. This should ease the Italian get back into the wave of things at a reduced velocity.
Their next match is away to Fiorentina and that should see Maurizio Sarri back in his normal place in the dugout at complete working pace.