De Laurentiis accepts Sarri may leave Napoli

De Laurentiis accepts that Sarri can leave Naples

While Aurelio De Laurentiis wants Maurizio Sarri to remain in Napoli, he knows that the coach can leave.

News May 5, 2018, 12:03 IST


  Maurizio Sarri - cropped
Maurizio Sarri from Napoli

Naples president Aurelio De Laurentiis accepts that coach Maurizio Sarri could leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.

Sarri is a contender who will take over Chelsea, where Antonio Conte is under fire with his team sitting fifth in the Premier League.

Under Sarri, Napoli is still a chance to win the Serie A, but is four points behind Juventus with three games remaining.

De Laurentiis wants Sarri, who reportedly has a £ 7 million release clause in his contract, to stay, but he accepts that the 59-year-old could move on.

"With or without, it depends on him," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "It does not seem right now to insist, let him work in silence."

"Since January I have spoken to him several times. If he finally wants to stay, it will be a great pleasure for me.

"If someone had to pay the release clause, at that time he could not do anything.

" But if he wanted to leave independently, it would mean he has no more motivation and I will have to take note of this. "

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