(CNN) — Newly appointed Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is most likely to overlook the Serie A champions opening match of the season.
Last week, the Italian suffered from the flu but Juventus confirmed his condition was serious.
Sarri was Juventus training centre on Monday but his condition meant he took no part in the surgeries of the day.
Unfortunately he couldnt run the practice on the field on account of the persistent fluthat struck him over the span of last week, a club statement said on Monday. From the late afternoonhe underwent further tests that confirmed hes pneumonia, for which special therapy has been prescribed.
Wednesday sarri allegedly received treatment. His condition did not improve and that he was unable to attend the friendly win.
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Back in June, Sarri confessed to smoking 60 cigarettes a day. I dont particularly feel the need to smoke through games, he advised Football Italia. But right afterwards it is really necessary.
Juventus, chasing a ninth consecutive league name that is domestic, kicks off its campaign but may be without its new supervisor who replaced fellow Italian Max Allegri.
Sarri returned to Italy after one season in England where Chelsea was steered by him and lifted the Europa League.
Where he managed in 2018 having taken his Napoli into next at the 32, despite the impressive debut year in England, Sarri was lured back to his homeland. Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard substituted at Stamford Bridge him.
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