Sarri transformed Napoli into one of the most exciting teams in Europe. Their seamless transitions and the ability to score at will caught everyone's attention, forcing even the likes of Pep Guardiola to hail the Italian's style of play.
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De Laurentiis, however, needed a bit more than eye-catching football out of Sarri and isn't happy with three trophyless seasons.
"There remains the pleasure of having played well but also the bitterness of not having won anything," he told L’Equipe, as quoted by Metro.
"We gave Sarri everything and in three years we didn’t win anything."
Laurentiis, however, is hopeful about Sarri's successor, Carlo Ancelotti - who, he thinks, exerts balance.
"Ancelotti’s a lovely person, who entered the world of football by mistake," he added.
Sarri, on the other hand, has already started showing glimpses of the brand of football Napoli played last season. Chelsea are still a team in transition, but with the right guidance, they, too, can become one of the most exciting sides in Europe.