Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has scoffed at Maurizio Sarri's decision to join Juventus and claimed that loyalty in football is now rare.
Sarri spent three seasons as manager of Napoli and was widely loved in his hometown of Naples despite failing to add any silverware to the trophy cabinet at the Stadio San Paolo.
The Napoli fanbase continued to adore Sarri after he left to manage Chelsea last summer but his recent decision to join their Serie A rivals has not gone down well.
Some fans were left so upset by Sarri's move to Turin that they ripped down a plaque dedicated to him. The sign, put up in 2017 in the Bagnoli district of Naples, read 'Hasta siempre, commander' which translates as 'Until always, commander'.
Amid public outrage at Sarri's decision to join Juve, De Laurentiis sounded more disappointed than angry.
He said: 'I am not surprised about Sarri's move to Juve, football is no longer a world of icons and loyalty.'
De Laurentiis then seemed to aim a dig at Sarri by adding: 'He didn't win anything here and maybe he will not win anything in Turin.'
Sarri will be expected to win trophies in Turin as Juventus have been crowned champions of Serie A in each of the past eight seasons.
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