Italian Football Pundit Comments on Lazio’s Managerial Search

Lazio moves into the post-Simone Inzaghi era, and the Rome-based club is beginning its search for a replacement. One name that continues to ring loud as a possible manager for Lazio is former Juventus FC manager Maurizio Sarri. 

Italian football pundit Paolo Condò was on the set of Sky Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) covering the UEFA Champions League final but provided his thoughts on Sarri potentially heading to Lazio. 

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I enjoy the presence of Villas-Boas in Lazio casting. It seems like they are interested in him so that he will clash with Roma’s Mourinho, with whom he is not on good terms.

Sarri is also an option, who was a champion of Italy last year, who won the Europa League with Chelsea, and who I expect will be back in the game this year.

Allegri has already returned with Juventus, Spalletti as well with Napoli.

As Condò mentioned, the 62-year-old would bring a lot of experience to the managerial role, winning Serie A and the Europa League. A manager with those trophies on his resume won’t come cheap, which could be a roadblock. 

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio spoke about the economic side of a potential deal that could prevent an agreement. Di Marzio states that Sarri could be looking for an annual salary between €4.5-€5-million. These wage demands wouldn’t be in Lazio’s neighborhood. Sarri will need to take a pay cut if he wants to take over this project, which remains to be seen.

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