Today, Maurizio Sarri addressed the media for the first time as the new head coach of Juventus, where he talked about the importance of joining “the most important team in Italy” and admitted that his arrival in Turin is “the crowning achievement” of his career.
Speaking in front of a packed audience in the Umberto and Gianni Agnelli Suite at Allianz Stadium, the 60-year-old spoke openly and passionately about the new challenge that lies ahead of him.
“I am happy to be here at Juventus today. At Napoli I have everything, and then I decided to have a beautiful experience in the Premier League. Juventus, the biggest club in Italy at the moment, gave me an opportunity to return to Italy. It's the crowning achievement of a very long career. I have never seen such determination from a club when it came to hiring a coach like me. They showed a great attitude which convinced me. They were strong feelings.
THE CHANGES OF SERIE A COACHES
"I'm happy with the uproar I'm seeing Serie A in. It's an exciting year for the coaches, there are conditions to create something interesting and fill the gap with the Premier League, but it will be a long way.
WHAT HE EXPECTS AT JUVE
“I expect to wake up each morning and study each possible way of winning the matches. It's not a mechanism: to win again and again is always harder than winning. Juventus have an obligation to always win straight away. There is a need to have clear ideas over two or three players who can make the difference and put them in an environment to express themselves to the maximum. Then the formation will be dictated by that. It's been a long journey for me made up of gradual steps. I'm happy to be at the most important team in Italy and this is a further step forward after the experience at Chelsea. For me, the teams that I have worked for, I have given 110% and I will do so also for this club.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE CLUB
“I have seen that this club is very compact, and I was impressed because the human aspect counts a lot. Juventus is a strong group in terms of mentality and determination. I arrive with skepticism as I did with all the clubs where I joined. I also understand that the same will be about me, because of my past experience. But I only know one method to remove the skepticism: win, convince, entertain and make results.