Maurizio Sarri believes Cristiano Ronaldo can break Gonzalo Higuain’s goalscoring record at Juventus

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Sarri signed a three-year deal with Juventus after his contract at Chelsea was terminated by mutual consent.

The Italian won the Europa League and led Chelsea to third-place finish in the Premier League last season and is hoping for further success with Juve next term.

He is also relishing the chance to work with Ronaldo, a player he feels is a level above the players he managed at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri is relishing the chance to work with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

‘I’ve trained great players over the years, but with Ronaldo I move on to the next level, a player who is at the top of the world,’ Sarri said at his opening press conference as Juventus manager.

‘This is a lad with every record in world football and I’d like to help him set another, knowing I contributed to it.’

Sarri is confident Ronaldo can improve on the tally of 21 goals he managed in his debut league campaign with Juve last season.

‘I trained a player with the all-time Serie A record for goals in a single season,’ Sarri added. ‘I’d like to make that two. It’d be an enormous satisfaction.’

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