"I know less about the teams I'm facing and the opponents, and at the start it wasn't that easy to understand the language!"
"I was out for dinner with [Giuseppe] Pompilio, the assistant of [sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli, and I was talking to him about whether I should stay or not", Sarri told Il Mattino.
Sarri says he was not even aware Ancelotti was being appointed as his replacement until he saw footage of him arriving at the offices of Filmauro, De Laurentiis' media company.
Sarri has made a ideal start to life at Stamford Bridge meanwhile, taking maximum points from his first four games in charge.
After overseeing one of Napoli's most successful seasons in the modern era, Sarri admits that he was surprised that he couldn't continue his work into this campaign.
Maurizio Sarri's footballing style with Chelsea has not been very attractive yet but it certainly has been very functional.
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"I sign autographs for fans of the opposing team on the touchline, before and after the match".
"I don't know why I'm not still at Napoli", he said.
"The games have so much intensity and physicality".
"Now I am at Chelsea and I'm happy about it".
"The president pretended me to sign a contract with a buy-out clause expiring on May 31, but they signed Ancelotti on May 21. English football is different to Italian and it's played in extraordinary structures". I, as a Napoli fan, am happy that Carlo is now the coach because not only has he won wherever he has been, but he has always been liked by everybody.
It is the first time that Sarri, who started out as a banker, has coached outside Italy.
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