|Full name||Maurizio Sarri|
|Date of birth||10 January 1959|
|Place of birth||Naples, Italy|
Son of workers from Tuscany, the father worked at the Italsider in Bagnoli, a district of Naples. Raised in Figline Valdarno, in the province of Florence, he divided his time between the role of amateur football player and banker for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Tuscany, London, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Sarri worked in the bank in the morning, and trained in the afternoon and evening. In 1999, when he managed the Tegoleto, he decided to quit his job to devote himself exclusively to the coaching career.
Early career: The Tuscany years
Sarri managed a series of minor clubs in Tuscany for more than a decade, and obtained a number of successes at the grassroots level of football. In 2000, he signed for Sansovino, who he led over the course of three years, from regional championships to Serie C2.
From Pescara to Sorrento
In July 2011 he was appointed at the helm of Sorrento, another Lega Pro Prima Divisione club. He managed the club through the first months of the season until 14 December 2011 when he was sacked. Although no official reason was given, he left the club lying in 4th place and thus underperforming when compared with the previous season.
Empoli, promotion to Serie A
In the season 2012–13, he was named the new head coach of Serie B club Empoli. In his first full season in charge, he led Empoli to fourth place and then qualification to an all-Tuscan promotion playoff final, lost to Livorno. He was subsequently confirmed for the 2013–14 season, in which he guided Empoli to second place in the final table and direct promotion to the top flight, thus bringing the small Tuscan club back to Serie A after six years. With their return to the top flight, Empoli fielding a squad of veteran journeymen and numerous youngsters, were tipped by the media to drop straight back down to Serie B. Instead Sarri and his men excelled, and above expectations, finished in 15th place.
On June 11, 2015, Sarri left Empoli and signed for the club of his city of birth, Napoli, replacing Rafael Benítez, and brought Mirko Valdifiori and Elseid Hysaj with him. On August 23, Sarri's first game in charge ended in a 2–1 defeat to U.S. Sassuolo Calcio and on August 30, ended with a 2–2 draw after being ahead 2–0 in the first half in his second game against Sampdoria. He achieved his first victory with the Partenopei on September 17 battering Brugge 5–0 in the UEFA Europa League, and gained his first victory in the Serie A against Lazio beating them by the same scoreline.
He concluded the first half of the Serie A season in 1st place, gaining the title of "Campioni d'Inverno" ("Winter champions") after 26 years. Under Sarri Napoli set a new team record for consecutive league victories, with 8. Sarri recently signed a new 3-year contract to continue managing Napoli after previously being on a single season deal.
Following a heated exchange between Sarri and Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini in the final minutes of a Coppa Italia match on 20 January 2016, the latter accused Sarri of being a homophobe. Sarri responded to the accusations by affirming that he wasn't a homophobe, and that "what happens on the field, stays on the field". Sarri was consequently fined €20,000 and banned for two Coppa Italia matches by Lega Serie A for "directing extremely insulting epithets at the coach of the opposing team".
- As of 28 May 2017
|Empoli||12 August 2012||31 May 2015||132||52||45||35||39.39|
|Napoli||12 June 2015||Present||98||64||18||16||65.31|
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