While transfer rumors are a driving force in football journalism, there's a section of every fanbase that just wants to keep their heads down all summer long, ignore everything being discussed, and come back in September once everything is done. Apparently, Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri can be counted among their number, saying that he "isn't interested" in the goings-on of the transfer market.
Sarri spent awhile talking to the press at Dimaro on Wednesday, talking about a wide variety of topics. He spoke of needing to teach the team to be humble, of Gonzalo Higuain needing to smile more -- no really, he did -- and of several other topics. But perhaps the most interesting thing thing he talked about was his take on the transfer market:
I don’t think about the transfer market. I hear from [sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli every three days, and it doesn’t interest me. I like to coach the lads I have available. Giuntoli has always done well, and he will continue to do so.
-Translated quote source: Football Italia
It's an interesting stance, and honestly a pretty reasonable one. Getting caught up in the transfer market would be very demanding on your time, and for someone like Sarri who has to work his new team into tactics they've never really played before, there's not a lot of time to spare. So for him to just say "eh, screw that" and go to work on the things he actually needs to be doing, well, that makes a lot of sense.
It also helps that he's got a sporting director who's used to working more or less on his own. Cristiano Giuntoli built Carpi's squad more or less on his own direction, so he's a good pairing with a manager who just wants players to coach. By the sound of things, Sarri gave Giuntoli and Aurelio De Laurentiis a list of positions and types of players needed, and Giuntoli set to work. Heck, he even went above and beyond on one of those requests -- there's a belief that Sarri asked for "a player like Allan," and Giuntoli has responded by going out and getting Allan himself.
So feel free to go coach and not care about the transfer market, Sarri. Napoli's got your back. Just don't be too surprised when new faces walk in the door.