New Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says he wants to help star man Cristiano Ronaldo reach even greater heights, as the Italian was unveiled at the Serie A giants.
Sarri quit Premier League club Chelsea earlier this month after just one season in London, returning to Italy to fill the role vacated at Juve by Max Allegri.
The Italian club unveiled their new manager at a press conference on Thursday, during which the 60-year-old said hoped to help five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo break even more records.
“At Chelsea I coached some very strong players, but training Cristiano will be another step forward. I’d like to help him break some new records,” Sarri said.
Ronaldo, 34, scored 21 goals in 30 league appearances during his first season in Italy after making the switch from Real Madrid, where he was the club’s all-time top scorer.
The relationship between the chain-smoking Italian manager and the Portuguese star promises to be an intriguing one, both in terms of how Sarri uses Ronaldo on the pitch and the rapport between the pair off it.
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Former Napoli boss Sarri said he would speak to several key Juventus players in the coming days to “share some ideas” about how to take the team forward, after they sealed an eighth consecutive Serie A title last season but again fell short in Europe. (RT)