Juventus Manager Maurizio Sarri Says He Is Quitting Smoking

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Juventus Manager Maurizio Sarri Says He Is Quitting Smoking

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.

Image: GOAL
Image: GOAL

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:


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."


Can Sarri lead Juventus to another Serie A title this season?

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Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Juventus

Jack Kenmare
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