Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri undergoing treatment
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri undergoing treatment
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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri undergoing treatment

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri is undergoing treatment for pneumonia as confirmed by the club on Monday.

In a ststement, Juventus noted: "Maurizio Sarri, after a rest over the weekend, came to the JTC (training ) where he coordinated the work of his staff. Unfortunately, he could not direct the training in the field due to the persistence of the flu syndrome, which struck him during the past week.

"In the late afternoon, he underwent further tests that confirmed pneumonia for which specific therapy was prescribed. The coach has authorized the club to communicate his state of health."

The ex-Chelsea boss missed a pre-season friendly against Triestina over the weekend with what was at that stage thought to be about of flu.

Tests

But after further tests were carried out, Sarri was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was at Juve’s training ground on Monday but did not participate in the session as the Italian champions’ medical team started his treatment.

It is now unclear whether Sarri will be well enough to take charge of what should be his first Serie A match as Juve boss. The Bianconeri start their 2019/20 campaign away at Parma on Saturday.

Sarri replaced Max Allegri as Juventus coach in June after one season in charge at Stamford Bridge. He won the Europa League and guided the Blues to the Carabao Cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League last term.

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