Maurizio Sarri former Chelsea boss has pneumonia could miss Juventus First match

Maurizio Sarri former Chelsea boss has pneumonia could miss Juventus First match

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is suffering from pneumonia, the Italian champions said on Monday five days before their opening Serie A match of the season.

The new Juventus boss returned to Italy this summer after a tumultuous spell at Chelsea, but is unlikely to be on the bench for the opening game of the season.

The Italian, who left Stamford Bridge for Turin in June, underwent tests after being forced to sit out a training session on Monday due to persistent flu symptoms.

The 60-year-old was struck with flu last week and missed the weekend’s training sessions in order to rest.

Juventus said that Sarri, who left Chelsea after one season to return to Serie A, had been present at the club’s training centre on Monday “where he coordinated the work of his staff” but did not conduct training on the pitch.

“In the late afternoon, he underwent further tests that confirmed he has pneumonia, for which specific therapy has been prescribed,” Juve said in a statement.

Juventus did not say whether Sarri would be able to take charge of the team at Parma on Saturday.

“The coach has authorised the club to communicate his state of health.”

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