(CNN) — Newly appointed Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri was diagnosed with disabilities and is very likely to miss the Serie A winner’s opening game of the year.
Last week, the Italian suffered from the flu but Juventus affirmed his condition was serious.
Sarri was Juventus’ instruction center on Monday however his condition meant he’d no role in the day surgeries.
“Unfortunately he could not conduct the instruction on the area on account of the persistent flu, which struck him on the course of last week,” a club statement said on Monday. “In the late afternoon, he underwent further tests that confirmed he has schizophrenia, for which therapy has been prescribed.”
Sarri received treatment before the conventional preseason tune-up against the club’s youth team last Wednesday. His condition didn’t improve and that he was not able to attend the 1-0 friendly win.
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In June, Sarri confessed to smoking 60 cigarettes per day. “I do not especially feel the need to smoke through games,” he told Football Italia. “But straight afterwards it really is needed.”
Juventus, pursuing a ninth consecutive domestic league title, kicks off its campaign in Parma on Saturday but may be without its supervisor who replaced fellow Italian Max Allegri.
Sarri returned to Italy after a single year in England where Chelsea was steered by him and lifted the Europa League after defeating Arsenal 4-1 at Baku.
Where he handled in 2018 having accepted his Napoli to second in the 32, despite the seemingly impressive debut season in England, Sarri was enticed back into his homeland. He was replaced in Stamford Bridge by Blues midfielder Frank Lampard.

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