RB Leipzig to Reportedly Install Smoking Room for Napoli Manager Maurizio Sarri

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2018

Empoli's coach Maurizio Sarri smokes a cigarette before the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Vs Empoli on April 4, 2015 at the 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin.  AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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RB Leipzig will reportedly create a smoking room at their home stadium ahead of their showdown with Napoli on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League to cater for the habit of visiting manager Maurizio Sarri.

According to Bild (h/t Juan Carlos Navarro of AS), building work is being done at the Red Bull Arena to give Sarri an area in which he can smoke.

Napoli have reportedly asked for the smoke detectors to be turned off when the Serie A side head to Leipzig. 

The FUSSBALL Bild Twitter account provided some images of the area being put together, which is said to be 3.5 metres high and 3 metres wide:

Napoli head to Germany with their Europa League status hanging in the balance, as they were beaten 3-1 by Leipzig in the first leg of this tie at the San Paolo.

However, there's a sense that the Partenopei nor their supporters are too concerned about progression in the competition, as they are set to prioritise a challenge for the Serie A title. Football writer Adam Digby questioned Sarri's approach in the previous encounter with this sarcastic tweet, however:

Napoli have a brilliant chance to win the Scudetto this season. Not only have they been effective, the Partenopei have played some spellbinding football too.

Sarri has steered his side to nine wins on the bounce in the Italian top flight, although Juventus have matched them stride for stride in recent weeks and are only a point behind. 

As relayed James Whaling of the Daily Mirror, Sarri has been linked with a possible move to Chelsea in the summer should Antonio Conte leave the club.

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