(CNN) — Newly appointed Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri was diagnosed with pneumonia and is most likely to miss the Serie A champions opening match of this year.
Last week the 60-year-old Italian suffered from the flu but Juventus confirmed that his condition was serious.
Sarri was at Juventus instruction centre on Monday but his illness meant hed no role in the day surgeries.
Unfortunately he could not run the instruction on the area due to the influenza that struck him over the span of last week, a club statement said on Monday. In the late day , he underwent additional tests that confirmed he has pneumonia, for which specific treatment was prescribed.
Sarri allegedly received treatment prior to the preseason tune-up against the clubs youth group last Wednesday. His condition didnt improve and that he was unable to attend the win.
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Sarri confessed to smoking 60 cigarettes per day. I dont particularly feel the need to smoke games, he told Football Italia. But directly afterwards it is actually needed.
Juventus, pursuing a ninth consecutive league name, kicks off its effort but might be without its supervisor who replaced fellow Italian Max Allegri.
Sarri returned after one year in England to Italy where he raised the Europa League and steered Chelsea.
Regardless of the debut season in England, Sarri was enticed back to his homeland where he last managed in 2018 having accepted his Napoli into next in the league. He was substituted at Stamford Bridge by Blues midfielder Frank Lampard.
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