Lazio are very serious about hiring Maurizio Sarri ahead of a meeting later this week between the club and the Italian coach.
As reported by Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla earlier today, president Claudio Lotito is a big fan of the 62-year-old Italian coach and has been in direct talks with the former Napoli coach for a few days now.
The Biancocelesti would offer Sarri a two-year contract plus an option for a third year worth around €3 million net per season, as well as a large bonus linked to qualification to the Champions League.
Sarri has evaluated the Lazio squad and is happy with what he’s found – Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Manuel Lazzari, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto, Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa are a strong core with great qualities, and switching from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3 would not be a huge problem with a few additions.
Yesterday Sarri had a meeting with his entourage and the Biancocelesti are feeling positive. Juventus need to pay the 62-year-old Italian a €2.5 million penalty by the end of today. If they do not renew his €7 million deal for next season, then he would be free of all commitments.
This leaves Sarri to meet with Lotito nearer to the end of the week, between Wednesday and Friday.