Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that his wife did NOT mince her words when it came to defining his famous ‘Sarriball’ football philosophy.
The tracksuit-wearing, chain-smoking Sarri showcased his style of attacking play with Sarriball, also known as ‘Sarrismo,’ during his single season in charge of Chelsea.
Sarri’s Sarriball approach sees his teams utilise a fast-paced, possession-based offence and relies on short and quick passes to push the ball further up the pitch.
Italy midfield maestro Jorginho played an integral part in Sarri unlocking the full effect of Sarriball during his managerial spells at Napoli and Chelsea.
Sarri, who is currently in his second season with Lazio, revealed that it would be difficult for him to provide a clear-cut definition for Sarrismo.
However, the 63-year-old foul-mouthed Italian manager hilariously suggested that his wife could explain Sarriball far better than he ever could.
“If I had to give a definition for Sarrismo, I couldn’t do it,” Sarri said.
“If you ask my wife, she could give you one: a grumpy man, a bit of a d*ckhead, it depends.”
Sarri, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2018, spent one season at Chelsea and led the Blues to a Europa League title after a 4-1 thumping of Arsenal in the final.
Following his first major piece of silverware in his managerial career, Sarri returned to his native homeland and was appointed Juventus manager.
The former Chelsea boss lifted the Serie A title in his first and only season with Juventus, but Sarri was later sacked after the Old Lady were dumped out of the Champions League.
Sarri, who was appointed Lazio manager in 2021, secured a fifth-place finish for his current side in his first season in charge.
Lazio are currently third in the Serie A table this season, with Sarri’s men two points behind second-place AC Milan and five points behind league leaders Napoli.
Lazio will resume their Europa League campaign on Thursday as they welcome Midtjylland to the Stadio Olimpico.
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