Barring any last-minute surprises, Italian and former Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is slated to fill Lazio’s managerial vacancy. At the moment, it is only a matter of time before Lazio announces this blockbuster managerial move.

Over the past week, Sarri has been in regular contact with Lazio president Claudio Lotito. The two have continued to hold contract talks while Sarri has also asked for two major transfer requests to be made.


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As noted by the Italian-based outlet Sky Sport (via Cittaceleste), Sarri has inquired for Lotito to keep all of the “big names” on the team.

La Lazio Siamo Noi further notes that Sarri wants the club to do what it can to prevent the likes of star midfielders Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto from leaving the team over the upcoming summer transfer window.

More so, Sarri is open to transfer changes within the team but only if they are replaced with others of the “same level”.

This would indicate that Sarri is not at all interested in a potential rebuilding phase within Lazio but would rather want the club to continue to be among the top contenders in Serie A.

Once Sarri and Lazio officially announce their new contract deal, the two sides are expected to formulate plans for the upcoming transfer window.