Aurelio De Laurentis has claimed that new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri ‘wanted to dismantle’ the Napoli squad.
De Laurentiis regularly took digs at Sarri throughout his three-year spell with Napoli, despite the 59-year-old leading the Partenopei to as many top-three finishes, and the Coach drew the ire of his former President once more with his recent remarks.
“I didn’t like it when he said that we both made mistakes, I don’t think I made any, ” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“I wasn’t wrong not to challenge him, even if it would’ve been most obvious thing.
“He had a contract, so I could’ve said something because he was acting in an unacceptable manner, going against players he didn’t think were very good.
“These players gave him a lot. He massacred them in his fantastic training sessions, but they always responded well.
“After that, he wanted to take my whole team to England and dismantle it. I had to lay down the law to Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director].
“He wanted Jorginho and I gave him away after I talked to Ancelotti, who told me he was banking a lot on Diawara and that he wanted to play Hamsik deeper.”