Friday November 24 2017
Sarri set for 500th game

Maurizio Sarri will take charge of his 500th professional game as a Coach when Napoli meet Udinese on Sunday.

The 58-year-old famously began his career working part-time, juggling his football coaching with a job in a bank.

He only devoted himself full-time to his football career in 1999 while working at Tegoleto.

This weekend sees the Partenopei travel to Udine, as they look to maintain their position at the top of Serie A.

The match will also see Sarri take charge of his 500th professional game as a Coach, his 128th in Serie A having only reached the top flight in 2014-15 with Empoli.

Sarri has been in charge for 155 games in Serie B and 144 in the Lega Pro, starting from his time with Sangiovannese, as before then he was working in the amateur leagues.

Making up the rest of his 499 games are 22 in the Coppa Italia, 18 in the Coppa Italia Lega Pro, 23 in Europe and 10 in other tournaments.

His overall record in professional matches reads 219 wins, 153 draws and 127 defeats for a win percentage of 43.8 per cent.

With Napoli though he has taken charge of 118 games, with 79 wins, 20 draws and 19 losses to take his win percentage to 66.95 per cent.

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