Pressure is building on the Italian in his first season at Stamford Bridge, as
De Laurentiis would be happy to come up against his old employee as he hopes the London club give the 60-year-old a chance to keep doing what he loves.
"It would be fun to play Chelsea in the final, assuming of course that Sarri can hang on that long!" he told Sky
"I hope he does stay there and do very
"Sarri gave a great deal to Napoli. Some might not always be able to share his vision of football, but we all have our strengths and weaknesses,
The president is still eager to guide Napoli to a first league title in 29 years, but his side currently
De Laurentiis dismissed the notion of Napoli making a similar trademark transfer in pursuit of trophies, saying: "There is this habitual feeling of the fans being disappointed in the stadium. We'll fight to the end.
"If someone falters at the first hurdle, then he is a failure in life. If he doesn't want to be a failure, he keeps fighting to the end. It's not just he who finishes first that wins. We all win if we play with capability and fervour.
"Sorry, but if I had created a €200 million debt to sign one player, what would be the point in winning? Let's think of the right recipe for success.
"I think we have a very big squad, Carlo Ancelotti experiments with the whole team. He will evaluate the level of the players. There are those who are able to interpret his instructions, others with less capacity, those who have played with greater and less intensity. We will make our own deductions and carry the project forward which is always going to improve."