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Lazio coach Sarri: Managing Ronaldo at Juventus wasn't easy

New Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri admits he found managing Cristiano Ronaldo difficult at Juventus.

Ronaldo was replaced twice by Sarri and once, in the home game against AC Milan, he stormed off the pitch, showing his discontent for the coach's decision.

“Ronaldo's management is not simple, from all points of view," Sarri said. “He's a multinational company, he has personal interests that must coincide with football.

“His interests go beyond normalcy, beyond the team or club. I'm a coach, not a manager. Ronaldo, however, brings the numbers at the end of the year. But in recent years, I hear a lot about players and little about teams."

Sarri praised Argentine Paulo Dybala, who was voted the MVP of Serie A during his year at the Bianconeri.

“He's a champion, he's not difficult to recover," Sarri said. “He has lived a strange year, he had many injuries, but a player of his quality is easy to recover.

“For Juve, the time has come to decide. Either they go with him or sell."


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