Maurizio, Sarri

Maurizio Sarri should bear in mind that subbing off misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo might not fit with Juventus’ programme –

November 12, 2019

There is certainly one thing that can be said without fear of contradiction about Maurizio Sarri, a coach who tends to otherwise polarise opinion. He has cojones, or, as Gary Lineker put it on Twitter on Sunday evening following the Juventus coach’s bold decision to substituteCristiano Ronaldofor a second successive game, he is “Sarri-ballsy”.

That Sarri is unafraid to make unpopular decisions and even of upsetting a club’s supporters will come as no surprise to Chelsea fans, who rapidly grew frustrated with the Italian’s tactics and quixotic manner in his one season in charge at Stamford Bridge. “F— Sarri ball,” became a chant that unnerved the Chelsea hierarchy and led an angered Sarri…