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Maurizio Sarri resorted to chewing cigarettes on a number of occasions throughout the 2018/19 campaign.
The former Chelsea manager averages around four packets of cigarettes a day, but that could be all about to change after a recent revelation.
During Tuesday's press conference on the club's pre-season tour of China, the Juventus boss has pledged to quit smoking all together.
A journalist in the press area asked: "We all know you are crazy for cigars. Have you ever smoked Chinese cigars or cigarettes?"
Sarri, clearly fed up with the same old question, surprised the room when he responded: "Let's say I am quitting smoking. I am quitting. Enough!"
And this wasn't even the first question of the day about his habit. Here is the press conference below:
Maurizio Sarri is quitting smoking because journalists won't stop asking questions :sweat_smile:- GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) July 23, 2019
Good luck, Maurizio! :clap:pic.twitter.com/f7zY3M18sd
So how many cigarettes does he really smoke on a daily basis? According to reports, the Italian gets through 80 cigarettes a day.
That means if he's awake for 16 hours then Sarri will smoke five an hour. That is a cigarette every 12 minutes.
The guys over at Dream Team worked out that if a pack costs £11.50, then the Chelsea manager smokes £46 of his salary every day.
Sarri admitted that he rarely feels the urge to smoke during games, but "it really is necessary" after the full-time whistle.
"I don't particularly feel the need to smoke during games, but straight afterwards it really is necessary," he said.
"I had back problems tormenting me for weeks, but I feel much better now."
Juventus' Sarri finds a way on any pitch, in any country. Easily gets past Singapore Sports Hub's strict non smoking rule. Tabacco fix, solved. :no_smoking::older_man: #ICCSG pic.twitter.com/dCwapguiBI- Ngau Kai Yan (@KaiTFS) July 21, 2019
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