The decisive meeting between Lazio president Claudio Lotito and possible new coach Maurizio Sarri will take place this evening.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the Biancocelesti president will try to close out the deal for the 62-year-old Italian this evening, with Lotito underlining Sarri as his top option to replace Simone Inzaghi, who left Rome after five years in order to join Inter.


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Tonight’s meeting may not take place in Rome; It may be held in a quiet location in order to avoid any external pressure. Sporting director Igli Tare, who convinced Lotito to slightly increase his salary offer, will also be present.


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If things don’t work out, then Lazio have already been compiling a list of possible alternatives, with former Porto coach Vitor Pereira the plan B for now.

Other alternatives include recent Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo, Udinese’s Luca Gotti and former Parma coach Fabio Liverani.