Maurizio Sarri has been commanded to change his habits by Roman Abramovich after signing on to become the new Chelsea boss.
The 59-year-old Italian – who replaces Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge – has been ordered to wear a suit on matchdays rather than his usual tracksuit approach, and has also been told to cut out his cheeky half-time cigarettes.
The sight of Sarri puffing away on the touchline became a regular one during his time at former club Napoli before he was banned from doing so and given a specially designated area in the home dressing room.
German club RB Leipzig even built his own smoking area for a Europa League tie last season.
That will all have to change now though according to reports, who claim that Abramovich has ordered Sarri to bring “a British attitude” to the job.
He has also been told to wear a suit to press conferences, although given that Conte rarely did that then it remains to be seen whether or not that happens.
Sarri began his Chelsea reign this week by apologizing for racist and homophobic remarks he made while Napoli boss.
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