Lazio linked coach Vincenzo Italiano has decided to stay with Spezia, removing him from the list of possible candidates to replace Simone Inzaghi.

As reported by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio earlier today, the 43-year-old Italian coach chose to remain with the club, who he led to a successful debut season in Serie A this campaign.


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After a first positive meeting yesterday between Italiano and Spezia’s management, the two parties met again today to confirm the situation and begin planning ahead for the future.

There were no economic issues regarding his contract with the club and so Italiano will continue to oversee Spezia for next season, rebuffing the interest from both Lazio and Hellas Verona.


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The 43-year-old Italiano was on Lazio’s list of possible replacements for Inzaghi, although former Juventus and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is still the club’s top priority.

The Biancocelesti are hoping to close out the deal for Sarri in the coming days.