Former Lazio striker Beppe Signori was excited about the possibility of the Biancocelesti hiring coach Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radio Anch’io Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 53-year-old Italian first discussed his return to football after his ban was overturned.

No one will give me back these ten years but it is useless to feel sorry for ourselves, we must look ahead. It was difficult but I’m used to fight until the end, I didn’t like to stay in the grey of uncertainty, it had to be black or white.

I am very happy, I will now try to make up for these ten years. Ten years ago, I got my UEFA pro coaching license, it’s one of my dreams even though I know how difficult it is for even the most experienced coaches to find a job.

I miss the smell of grass, my next goal is to be a coach. In these years those who I knew would be with me until the end have been there, while those who I thought would turn their backs on me have done so.

Signori touched on which players in recent years have a similar playstyle to him and the qualities of Biancocelesti star Ciro Immobile.

Berardi and Dybala because they are left-footed but, regardless of their technical characteristics, I think Immobile has done in recent years what no one else has done.

He’s the bomber, I hope he and the Azzurri can do something important in these European Championships.

He then moved onto discussing the possibility of Maurizio Sarri signing for Lazio. The 62-year-old Italian has been in talks with the Roman club for some time now and a full agreement has supposedly been reached.

I think he’s a coach who has shown he knows how to work well, both with small and big teams. He has all the characteristics to be a winning coach.

Lotito picked him because he thinks he can continue along the path started by Inzaghi, trying to take Lazio as high as possible, not as an answer to Mourinho at Roma.

Finally, Signori spoke about the differences between the football of his day and the modern footballing landscape.

Football has changed a lot, even compared to when I played. Now it’s football for the more comfortable, more for the armchair than the stadium, because it’s increasingly broken up. I don’t recognise it anymore, it’s hard to watch games with the same attention.

The passion, the affection of the people is the basis of everything. The match is beautiful for those who take to the pitch because there are thousands of people applauding, an indescribable emotion for those who do this job.

Signori was banned from football 10 years ago after being accused of helping fix a match between Piacenza and Padova in October 2010. He was found innocent at the end of the trial’s conclusion, allowing him to return to the footballing world.


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