New attack on Sarri
Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has launched a new attack on Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after he left the club for the Premier League over the summer.
Sarri chose to leave the Italian side when Chelsea came calling following the sacking of Antonio Conte.
Napoli then replaced him with Carlo Ancelotti but De Laurentiis attacked Sarri on his move to Chelsea not long after.
He claimed in August that while there was positives from the way the side played under Sarri, there was “also the bitterness of having won nothing,”
He then claimed that “We [Napoli] gave him everything and we won nothing in three years.”
‘What if he was using me as a bank?'”
Now, De Laurentiis has been speaking about Sarri again.
He has suggested that while he initially thought the Italian could be something special at Napoli, it eventually became about the money.
“Sarri? I thought I had met a coach who would stay at Napoli for a long time,” De Laurentiis explained to Corriere dello Sport.
“At a certain point it became a question linked exclusively to money.
“Suddenly, it was established by the media that his contract must be adjusted. So what is the value of an agreement just signed? We had already gone from €700,000 to €1.5million.
“I also once heard him say that for his next contract, he wanted to get rich.
“Sarri’s declarations of love for the city? I believed it, but then I wondered: ‘What if he was using me as a bank?'”
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