The magic of Maurizio Sarri

Empoli may not be leading the table but they have excited with their style of play. Mina Rzouki investigates the man behind their tactics.

In October, Gazzetta dello Sport completed a study in which they compared how much each club has paid its Coach to gain a point in the League. Maurizio Sarri, at that point, proved to be the most cost effective tactician. As the lowest paid in the league, each point he had won with Empoli had cost the club €12,500. Inter’s then-Coach, Walter Mazzarri by contrast was the worst in the League, costing his club €103,000 for every point he had accrued.

The study, along with some impressive tactics at the Stadio Carlo Castellini made the world stand up and take notice of the man in charge at little Empoli - a team made up of youngsters and unknowns.

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