Lazio president Claudio Lotito has confirmed that there has been no agreement with possible new coach Maurizio Sarri, although talks are still ongoing.
As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the Biancocelesti president met the 62-year-old Italian coach yesterday to discuss his interest in filling the vacant head coaching role, which has been left unattended since Simone Inzaghi’s move to Inter.
Lotito briefly commented on yesterday’s meeting, saying:
Negotiations remain open, let’s see what happens, but at the moment there is no agreement.
Sarri will again meet with the Biancocelesti management at Formello today and the problem now is not economic, but tactical. The 62-year-old Italian coach wants a strong squad with options, and five to six signings would be needed to satisfy him.
Lazio must decide whether to make this leap in quality or not, as the project would be a little costly but would certainly see the club play attractive and exciting football.
Sporting director Igli Tare is convinced of the idea and is ready for the challenge, whilst Lotito is still thinking about it.