I Smoke 60 Cigarettes Daily – Ex-Chelsea Boss Sarri


Maurizio Sarri, former Chelsea boss, has said that he smokes 60 cigarettes a day.

Sarri was known for smoking on the touchline during his days at Italian sides, Empoli and Napoli.

But he was forced to quit the habit during matches when he arrived as Chelsea boss last summer – with smoking banned at Premier League grounds.

After he signed, Chelsea’s plans to build a smoking room at Stamford Bridge to allow him to get his nicotine injection on match days didn’t materialise.

Instead, he chewed on cigarette butts during his season in west London, and was spotted holding a pack on the touchline during his second match, against Arsenal.

“I smoke 60 a day, which is probably a few too many,” Sarri told La Nuova Riviera.

“I don’t particularly feel the need to smoke during games, but straight afterwards it really is necessary. I had back problems tormenting me for weeks, but I feel much better now.”

And commenting on a clause in his contract which states he must wear Juventus suit during games, the tracksuit loving Sarri said: “I prefer not to wear a Juventus suit on the pitch.

“Off the pitch, when I represent Juventus, I am obliged to wear it and it is written in my contract.

“But on the pitch, I would prefer not to, but we will discuss it.

“The important thing, at my age, is they don’t ask me to go naked.”


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