Monday June 17 2019
Cobolli Gigli: 'Heinous Sarri'

Former Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli called Maurizio Sarri’s appointment “heinous” and hopes he “doesn’t go looking for excuses like he did at Napoli.”

The decision to hire the ex-Chelsea boss was finally confirmed on Sunday afternoon after weeks of speculation.

He will be presented to the media in Turin on Thursday at 10.00 UK time (09.00 GMT).

“As a fan, I hoped this heinous event would not happen,” Cobolli Gigli told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“Sarrismo was strong at Napoli, but I have a good memory and I recall everything he said and did with regards to Juventus.

“Now the deed is done, we have to judge Sarri on his actions. As a Coach and in terms of the quality of his football, he is beyond reproach. I didn’t mind Max Allegri’s style, but it will certainly be different now.

“I will put Sarri to the test and hope that he learns to communicate like a Juventus Coach and not in his usual manner. I hope he has the right style, even when he’ll have to admit the team did not play well, and not go looking for excuses the way he did at Napoli.”

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