Maurizio Sarri’s title celebrations included smoking, champagne and foam

Maurizio Sarri toasted Juventus' Serie A triumph with a swig of champagne while he smoked a cigarette and was soaked in foam.

The Italian became the oldest man to win his country's top flight at the age of 61.

A 2-0 win over Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium ensured the Bianconeri picked up a ninth successive Scudetto.

Sarri was the club's choice to repalce Massimiliano Allegri who left Turin after five years in charge last summer.

The former Napoli and Chelsea boss had only ever won the Europa League during his managerial career.

And as he celebrated the Serie A title he joked that Juventus must be a quality outfit if they can win a title with a manager who has been starved of success.

"I told them, if you won with me who has never won anything, you must be really good," he joked when questioned by Sky Sport Italia.

"The first day you come in, you see people, not just world-class players. As time passes, you get fond of them and the rapport goes from being strictly professional to personal too.

"The first day, I step into the locker room and know there are some top players. After a while, you walk in there knowing there are some great guys you can rely on too.

"It has a special feeling, of course. It's difficult to win, it becomes even more complicated to keep winning, as taking something for granted in sport is one of the biggest lies in the world.

"It was not a walk in the park. It was long, difficult, stressful, and this squad deserves a lot of credit for continuing to find the hunger and determination to keep going after eight wins in a row.

"I left the field because I was trying to avoid getting a bucket of water thrown over me, as it was obviously on its way, but I didn't manage to get away."

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