Juventus Football Club has confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia. He is likely to miss the club’s Serie A match against Parma on Saturday.
The 60-year-old Juventus coach spent Monday morning at the club but missed a friendly match against Triestina because he was said to be suffering from flu. However, the officials Juventus website released a statement mentioning that he had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
The statement read, “Maurizio Sarri, after having observed rest over the weekend, was at the JTC Continassa today where he coordinated the work of his staff. 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,” according to the statement.
The veteran left Chelsea in June after only one season at the club, which finished third in the Premier League. Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli in July 2018. He won the Europa League with the west London club during his stint with Stamford Bridge.