Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has confessed to smoking 60 cigarettes a day

28 June 2019

Maurizio Sarri has revealed during an interview to an Italian daily that he lights up around 60 cigarettes every day.

The former Chelsea manager became renowned for puffing on the touchline during his time as Empoli and Napoli boss in Italy and he was forced to quit the habit during matches when English law prohibited him from continuing at Chelsea.

The Italian was often spotted chewing cigarette filters at Stamford Bridge, while it was reported that the Blues made plans to build him a special smoking room at their training ground.

"I smoke 60 a day, which is probably a few too many."
"I don’t particularly feel the need to smoke during games, but straight afterwards it really is necessary. I had back problems tormenting me for weeks, but I feel much better now."

After a year in the English Premier League, Sarri lifted his first trophy as a manager by guiding Chelsea to Europa League glory, but he'll be hoping to go one better at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus will expect nothing less than a ninth consecutive Serie A title and must be feeling gradually impatient to get their hands on a Champions League crown.

The shocking number of cigarettes he smokes daily means that Juventus’ coach consumes 420 every week, 1825 every month, and 21900 every year.

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