Maurizio Sarri has hinted he could retire from coaching at the end of his spell at Juventus.
The 61-year-old is in his 30th year as a coach and has arguably reached the highest point of his career by taking charge of the Italian champions.
As he prepares Juve to tackle his former team Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, Sarri admitted he may not look for another job in the future.
When asked if he could see himself ever returning to Napoli, the former Chelsea boss told reporters: “After this experience, I could even quit: it depends on what energy I have left and if I think I can do well again. These aren't things I'm thinking about at this moment.”
But when he was quizzed again if he would not stay in coaching until the age of 70, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with Juventus in June 2019, said it would depend on whether he still felt challenged by the game.
“Pressure is a false myth: external pressure must not influence you, but if your motivation is lost then it is better to stop,” Sarri said.
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“I don't know if at the end of my contract with Juventus I will be the same Sarri: if yes, I will continue. Otherwise, no.”
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