Simone Inzaghi is departing Lazio for the managerial position with reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan. As the Rome-based club looks into the post-Inzaghi era, owner Claudio Lotito and the rest of the management team will begin the search for a new manager.
Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio made an appearance on Sky Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), where he discussed one candidate for the Lazio managerial job, Maurizio Sarri, who they’ve reportedly shown interest in the past.
For the moment, Sarri remains stationary.
I would not totally exclude him from the Lazio list even if he has a very high salary.
There has been some contact with his agent, but the discussions have not been deepened.
Lazio is conducting surveys on various coaches but has not gone beyond the first phase of contact on many of them.
Gaging by the comments made by Di Marzio, it appears as though Lazio is at the early stages of its search for a manager. Nonetheless, someone of Sarri’s stature would bring a lot of experience to Lazio’s bench.
Sarri has managed various clubs in Italy, with stops at Emploi FC, Napoli, and Juventus FC. The 62-year-old has also gone abroad and managed Chelsea FC, so the Italian tactician comes with a lot of experience.
When it comes to trophies, Sarri won Serie A in 2019-20 with Juventus and, in 2018-19, won UEFA Europa League with Chelsea FC. Sarri has the trophy case to command the respect of Lazio, should he be the man for the job.