60 Cigarettes A Day Protects Juventus’ Maurizio Sarri From Coronavirus?

Juventus have ordered their players and staff into self-isolation and it’s been reported by the Daily Mail that special care is being given to manager Maurizio Sarri.

The 60-year-old manager has been put under a special protection regime by Juve in an attempt to avoid any coronavirus-related health issues.

Despite testing negative for the virus, being a regular smoker puts the Italian under increased risk as Sarri is known to smoke up to 60 cigarettes a day.

There’s, therefore, concern on the Old Lady’s side as those with lung problems and other long-lasting health issues could face greater difficulty in recovery.

The former Chelsea head coach also suffered from pneumonia at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

He was unable to manage from the touchline and was reportedly left scared about his health.

The former Napoli boss is upbeat, though, according to close friend Aurelio Virgili.

Virgili has known Sarri for more than 20 years and revealed that he's been joking about transfer rumours with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

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“I spoke to him three days ago. He's in a positive mood,” Virgili told Tuttosport.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago