Lazio is ready to put the Simone Inzaghi era behind them and move in a different direction, and the Rome-based club has already begun its first stage of vetting for a new manager. 

Various names, such as Maurizio Sarri, are floating in the rumor mill. However, Lazio could go in an entirely different direction, and not only not hire an Italian manager, but not only someone who has no connection to Serie A football. 

According to Tuttomercatoweb (via La lazio Siamo Noi), Lazio owner Claudio Lotito plans to have discussions with former Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager Nuno Espírito Santo.


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Santo and the English club reached a mutual agreement to allow the Portuguese manager to depart. The 47-year-old has been with Wolves since 2017, helping them with their promotion back into the Premier League in 2018 after winning the 2017-18 Championship title. 

After spending four years with Wolves, Santo leaves having managed 199 fixtures with 96 wins, 46 draws, and 57 losses to his record in England. The hiring of Santo would be an out-of-the-box hire as he has never managed in Italy.