FORMER Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed his mum was furious when he took the Juventus job.

The Fiorentina fan was “not at all happy” when Sarri returned to Italy to take over at the Old Lady.

 Taking the Juventus job gave Maurizio Sarri's Fiorentina-supporting mum the hump, the ex-Chelsea coach has revealed


Taking the Juventus job gave Maurizio Sarri’s Fiorentina-supporting mum the hump, the ex-Chelsea coach has revealedCredit: Getty

Sarri, whose side face Fiorentina away today, said: “She was not happy at all.”

Explaining the Fiorentina link he said: “My grandmother lived 500 metres from the stadium, so our family were all committed Viola fans, apart from me, as I supported Napoli.

“I have many memories of this stadium, but unfortunately the only one I can see right now is my most recent, as I lost a Scudetto here.

“I need to swiftly replace that with a positive memory.”

Sarri himself was a Napoli fan, having been born in the city when his father was working there.

He moved back to Tuscany as a child but remained a Napoli fan and went on to manage them before taking over at Stamford Bridge.

Ironically, Juve denied his Napoli side the title in 2018 with a 3-0 win at the Stadio Franchi.

Sarri left Chelsea after just one season.

He won the Europa League and finished in the top four of the Premier League.

He replaced Massimiliano Allegri at the Turin club.

Juve beat his old side Napoli 4-3 in their last match a fortnight ago.

He has won both Serie A matches this season as the Old Lady look to hold on to their title.

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