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The former Chelsea boss is currently in charge at Serie A club Lazio, and ahead of the new season didn't waste any time in engaging in a war of words with his old rival.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of team's second game of the Serie A campaign as they play host to Bologna, Sarri spoke about the expectations on the Europa Conference League winners following a successful transfer window:
'If someone spent money this summer it's Roma. They've spent a lot of it.'
Maurizio Sarri has claimed that anything but a title win this season would be a 'disappointment' for Jose Mourinho's Roma
Roma have brought in a number of big-name signings over the summer window including Paulo Dybala, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Nemanja Matic, with Mourinho looking to build on his team's sixth-placed finish last season.
Mourinho recently stated that he expects Lazio to be also involved in this year's title race in Serie A, prompting Sarri to retort:
'I want to thank Mourinho for his confidence in me, I hope I can make him happy this season.'
'That's why I also think that if Roma were to finish second, it would be a huge