Sarri to miss Juve’s opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

first_img“To completely recover from the pneumonia that hit him over the course of the past few days, the coach will not sit on the bench for the first two Serie A matches against Parma and Napoli.“The decision will allow him an optimal recovery.”Sarri, 60, was present at Juventus’ training ground on Thursday to coordinate work with his training staff.Eight-time reigning champions Juventus open their campaign against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday and play last year’s Serie A runners-up Napoli in Turin on August 31.Sarri coached Napoli for three seasons before moving to Chelsea in 2018 where he won the Europa League.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia © AFP/File / Jonathan NACKSTRANDMILAN, Italy, Aug 22 – Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions’ first two games of the new season against Parma and Napoli as he recovers from pneumonia, the Italian club confirmed on Thursday.“Maurizio Sarri underwent further medical tests today, which showed a good clinical improvement,” they said in a statement.last_img read more