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Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he cried after he told the players he was leaving the club.
Sarri left for Juventus in the summer of 2019 after just one season at Stamford Bridge.
“The higher you go, the more difficult it is to relate to players but only up to a certain point,” Sarri told Juventus’ official YouTube channel via Tuttosport.
“The technical qualities change, but not the human ones of those who are 20-30 years old when they’re all at the same level. I had a conflictual relationship in the Chelsea locker room for 4-5 months, but when I told them that I would leave after the Europa League final, I cried, and many of them did the same.
“In the end, a strong relationship had been created. I am someone who, if you do badly, will say it to your face, but will also say ‘bravo’ if you do well.
“Maybe I talk more about what they do wrong than what they do well, and maybe they pay for this in the beginning. Then they understand you and appreciate it.”