Chelsea set to create smoking area for new coach, Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea set to create smoking area for new coach, Maurizio Sarri

- Chelsea are reportedly creating an area for Sarri to smoke at Stamford Bridge

- Smoking in offices including stadiums have been banned in the UK since 2006

- Roman Abramovic had earlier told the Italian manager not to wear track suit

English club Chelsea are reportedly looking for an area within Stamford Bridge where new coach Maurizio Sarri can smoke during match days, according to reports.

The 59-year-old was known for smoking on the touchline during his time at Napoli and puffy up to 80 sticks of cigarette a day.

In 2006, smoking was banned in workplaces and enclosed public spaces in the United Kingdom with the rule extending to football stadiums.

Chelsea set to create smoking area for new coach, Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri will smoke in a confined area at Stamford Bridge. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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And according to the Mirror Chelsea will have to find a specific area or room where Sarri can light up at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues' first home game of the season comes against Arsenal, who visit Stamford Bridge on August 18.

Last season Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, built him a smoking room within the changing room ahead of their Europa League clash with Napoli and Chelsea could do something similar at their West London ground.

Sarri's side will face Perth Glory today, July 23, in their first pre-season friendly since winning the FA Cup under Antonio Conte last season.

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And the manager's former boss at Napoli has taken a parting shot at his former employee for trying to poach the Serie A club's best legs, after they signed Jorginho for £57m.

Aurelio De Laurentiis said: "He wanted to take my whole team to England and dismantle it.

"I had to lay down the law with Marina [Granovskaia].

"He wanted Jorginho and I gave him away after talking with Ancelotti, who told me he is expecting a lot from Diawara and wants to play Hamsik deeper."

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic have ordered Sarri to be wearing suits instead of his usual track fitting outfit.

The Russia billionaire also said the Italian tactician will not be smoking in public during Chelsea match days and press conferences.

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