50 years ago today, coach Tommaso Maestrelli signed with Lazio, three years before he guided the team to their first Scudetto.

As seen in a post on Lazio’s Twitter page earlier today, the Italian coach signed for the Biancocelesti on the 7th June 1971, replacing coach Roberto Lovati.


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At the time, the Roman club were down in Serie B but would return to the Italian topflight for the 1972/73 season, where they took part in an unexpected and exciting title race, losing out on the final day of the season.

The next campaign was the most special – the Biancocelesti’s Scudetto winning 1973/74 season.


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Maestrelli would remain Lazio’s coach for the rest of his life, tragically passing away in December 1976.

Lazio remembered their legendary coach in some photos posted below.

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