Former Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri reportedly smokes 80 cigarettes a day

Greg Evans
Sunday 16 June 2019 14:00
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Italian football manager Maurizio Sarri, who was in charge of Premier League side Chelsea last season, is well known for his fondness for cigarettes.

The 60-year-old coach, who left the west London side on Sunday to join Juventus, could often be seen chewing on a cigarette butt as he prowled his technical area.

When he was coaching in Italy he would regularly light up whilst a match was taking place, something which he couldn't do here in England due to smoking laws.

Yet his return to Italy is likely to continue his habit which The Mirror reports are something close to 80 cigarettes a day, which you don't need us to tell you is not good for his health.

This would mean that if he is awake for an average of 16 hours a day he would have to smoke around five cigarettes an hour, which is not only unhealthy but extremely expensive.

Reports had suggested that Chelsea were considering building a smoking area at Stamford Bridge to help him with his habit but now that he has departed those plans would presumably be cancelled.

During his years as the coach of Empoli and Napoli he could regularly be seen smoking on the touchline, with the latter even building him his own smoking area in their stadium.

However, it remains to be seen whether Juventus will extend the same privileges as Italy has a similar smoking ban to the UK which prevents people from having a puff in public places.

HT Sport Bible

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