The different philosophies of the two coaches are in full display; Sarri wants to overwhelm the opponent with precise and repetitive passes and movement. Ancelotti aims to confuse opponents, with his team’s flexibility dominating the key areas of the pitch.January 23, 2019
Carlo Ancelotti inherited a machine from Maurizio Sarri. The banker-turned manager guided Napoli to second place twice in three years. Napoli almost dethroned Juventus last season, and amassed a club record of 91 points. Unfortunately, they fell 5 points short of taking the Scudetto and these results couldn’t satisfy their president Aurelio De Laurentiis. He believed his side had been good enough to win Serie A, but Sarri blew their chance with his rigid tactics. So out went Sarri and in came Ancelotti. De Laurentiis believes that he has found the final piece to take down the Turin giant.