Lazio’s managerial search has begun as club owner Claudio Lotito has meetings with various candidates who look to fill the position left behind by Simone Inzaghi. Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio appeared on Sky Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), where he provided the latest update on the Rome-based club’s search for a new manager.
Di Marzio revealed the latest set of meetings that Lazio had with potential candidates, including former Olympique de Marseille boss André Villas-Boas. The round of conversations with various candidates will continue, with former Juventus FC manager Maurizio Sarri being the significant name.
Lazio has started the casting of coaches and has contacted Italiano, Gotti and Villas-Boas today.
Various profiles are being evaluated and then president Claudio Lotito and sporting director Igli Tare will decide the most suitable manager for them.
One name that Lazio isn’t meeting, with that some link to the job, is Bologna FC 1909 manager Siniša Mihajlović. According to the Italian journalist, Mihajlović expects a call from Lazio, but it appears as though that might not happen.
Strangely, Mihajlovic has not been contacted directly. He expects a call, but from the verifications we have made, it is solely a name that hovers around currently.
Finally, Di Marzio provided some details on Lazio’s interest in Sarri. The management team will be meeting with the Italian tactician and his agent to determine whether he wants to take on this project.
Lazio talked to their agent yesterday, and tomorrow the agent will speak with Sarri to see if he wants to accept this project.
Tactically there would be a difference, given that the Biancoceleste team has always played with three at the back in recent years. Sarri would propose a different game; however, he would have to accept an economic sacrifice.
In recent years he has consistently earned over 4.5-5 million euros, which is a salary that Lazio has no intention of giving him.
It will be interesting to understand whether Sarri will decide to accept this opportunity.