New Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has conceded he smokes too many cigarettes a day.
The Former Chelsea boss was known for puffing on the touchline during his days at Empoli and Napoli in Italy.
But the Italian was forced to quit the habit during games when he arrived as Chelsea manager last summer window – with smoking banned at Premier League grounds.
After he signed Chelsea made plans to build a smoking room at Stamford Bridge to allow him to get his nicotine injection on match days but didn’t materialise.
Instead, Sarri chewed on cigarette butts during his time in London, and was spotted holding a pack on the touchline during his second game, against Arsenal .
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“I smoke 60 a day, which is probably a few too many. 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.” Sarri told La Nuova Riviera.
Sarri left Chelsea earlier this month having secured Champions League football, reached the Carabao Cup final and won the Europa League, as he was unveiled as Juventus head coach.
And while it is unknown what will happen to his smoking at Juve, Sarri will be forced to wear a suit on the touchline due to a clause in his deal.
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.”