Insigne talking to his then coach, Sarri in a Serie A match against Ac Milan
Insigne talking to his then coach, Sarri in a Serie A match against Ac Milan

Juventus Coach, Maurizio Sarri, Betrayed Napoli - Insigne

Austin Papi

Maurizio Sarri, former Chelsea and Napoli coach, joined Italian giants, Juventus, in June 2019, and his former employer, Napoli, feels betrayed.

Jorginho said last month, "If Sarri joins Juventus, it would be regarded as a betrayal." Former teammate, Lorenzo Insigne, also reiterated the 'betrayal' tag while Sarri previously managed Napoli, spending three seasons in Naples and guiding them to three consecutive top-three finishes before leaving for 'Blue' pastures in England with London outfit, Chelsea.

“I said it and I say it again, for us Neapolitans, that was a betrayal, And it will be forever. Now we have to focus on ourselves and try to beat him at all costs. Now that he’s gone to Juve, I don’t want to talk about him anymore. 

Insigne said in a Q/A interview.

Sarri and Insigne  in 2017
Sarri and Insigne in 2017

After guiding Chelsea to an Europa League triumph in his first season, he decided to return home to Italy after the contempt he received from the Chelsea fans.  He joined eight-time consecutive scudetto winners, the direct rivals of Napoli in the Serie A title race.

Lorenzo Insigne broke through the youth ranks of Napoli in 2010, though his career hit the spotlight under Sarri's tutelage. He is now a subject of transfer gossips. The likes of Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain are speculated to be interested in the 28-year-old whose current contract expires in 2022. He graced Serie A with 10 goals last season in 28 appearances.

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