Maurizio Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia, in doubt for season opener

(CNN) — Newly appointed Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri was diagnosed with pneumonia and is most likely to overlook the Serie A winners opening match of the season.
Juventus affirmed that his illness was serious although the Italian suffered from the flu .
Sarri was at Juventus instruction center on Monday however, his condition meant he took no role in the operations of the day.
Unfortunately he could not run the training on the field because of the persistent flu, which struck him over the course of last week, a club statement said on Monday. In the late day , he underwent additional tests that confirmed hes pneumonia, for which special therapy was prescribed.
Sarri received treatment prior to the conventional preseason tune-up from the youth group of the club Wednesday. His condition didnt improve and that he was unable to attend the 1-0 friendly win.
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In June, Sarri confessed to smoking 60 cigarettes a day. I dont especially feel the need to smoke games, he told Football Italia. But right afterwards it is in fact necessary.
Juventus, chasing a consecutive domestic league title, kicks off its campaign at Parma on Saturday but may be without its new supervisor who replaced fellow Italian Max Allegri on the summertime.
Sarri returned after a year in England to Italy in which Chelsea was steered by him to third in the Premier League and raised the Europa League after defeating Arsenal 4-1 in Baku.
Regardless of the seemingly impressive debut season in England, Sarri was enticed back to his homeland where he last managed in 2018 having accepted his native Napoli to next in the league. He was replaced at Stamford Bridge by former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard.

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