Chelsea fans and the club took to social media platforms to send message to former boss Maurizio Sarri after Juventus confirmed the Italian was suffering from pneumonia.
The Italian, who left Stamford Bridge for Turin in June, underwent tests after being forced to sit out a training session on Monday due to persistent flu symptoms.
Sarri was not in attendance for Juve’s final pre-season friendly at Triestina on Saturday.
“Maurizio Sarri, after having observed rest over the weekend, was at the JTC Continassa today where he coordinated the work of his staff,” read a statement issued by the club, who begin their Serie A campaign at Parma this weekend.
“Unfortunately, he could not conduct the training on the field due to the persistence of his flu, which struck him over the course of last week.
“In the late afternoon, he underwent further tests that confirmed he has pneumonia, for which specific therapy has been prescribed.
“The coach has authorised the club to communicate his state of health.”
Check out the reaction from the club and Chelsea fans below –
All of us at Chelsea send our best wishes to Maurizio Sarri, who is being treated for pneumonia. Get well soon, Maurizio…💙— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 19, 2019
Wishing Maurizio Sarri a speedy recovery. Terrible news about the pneumonia. It will be very interesting to watch his @juventusfc side this season with the personnel he'll have there and the much needed backing of the owner.— Projit Sen (@ProjitSen) August 20, 2019
Sarri vs Conte for the Scudetto? #CFC
Hope Sarri has a swift recovery. Whether you like him or not, it’s never nice to see someone have to deal with pneumonia.— ً (@CFCJames) August 19, 2019
Our former Head Coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with Pneumonia!— Chelsea Thane Blues (@ThaneBlues) August 20, 2019
We wish you a very speedy recovery and hope you resume again at the earliest! #CFC #CTB #ChelseaThaneBlues #Sarri #KTBFFH pic.twitter.com/GEl72DV8KH