Ailing Sarri could miss Juventus opener

Juventus' head coach Maurizio Sarri reacts during the International Champions Cup match against Atletico Madrid in Solna outside Stockholm, Sweden on August 10, 2019. PHOTO | JONANTHAN NACKSTRAND |

What you need to know:

  • Sarri returns to Italy after one turbulent season in the Premier League with Chelsea, having previously coached his hometown team Napoli for three seasons
  • Chain-smoking Sarri's appointment, in place of the clean cut Massimiliano Allegri who had delivered the last five of their Serie A titles, is a break in tradition for Juventus
  • Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, returning to Turin after a season at Paris Saint-Germain, thinks the change of direction can pay off

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