Italian football Club Juventus have confirmed head coach maurizio sarri has been struck down with Pneumonia.
The 60-year-old was absent for Juventus’ friendly victory over Triestina on Saturday after complaining of flu-like symptoms.
He however returned to the club training ground on monday but was still unable to participate in training sessions due to illness. Futher assessments by the club Medical staff determined sarri was suffering from pneumonia
“Maurizio Sarri, after having observed rest over the weekend, was at the JTC Continassa (the club’s training facility) today
where he coordinated the work of his staff ,” Juventus said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, he could not conduct the training on the field due to the persistence of his flu, which struck him over the
course of last week. In the late afternoon, he underwent further tests that confirmed he has pneumonia, for which specific therapy has been prescribed.
“The coach has authorized the club to communicate his state of health.”
Sarri who reportedly vowed to quit smoking after it was reveled he smokes 80 cigarettes a day has taken the reigns at juventus after one season with Chelsea that saw him finish third place in the premier league.
He also won the Europa league with Chelsea which was his first managerial trophy.