New Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri’s previous teams have scored the second-highest average amount of goals per game in Serie A in the three-point era.
As reported by Italian stats provider Opta Paolo on Twitter earlier today, Sarri’s previous sides in Serie A – Empoli, Napoli and Juventus – averaged 1.96 goals per game, higher than other top coaches like Jose Mourinho and Simone Inzaghi.
The only coach with a better ‘goals per game average’ in Serie A is Antonio Conte, whose Juventus and Inter sides never struggled to find the back of the net across his many victorious campaigns in Italy.
This is exciting news for Lazio fans, who could finally release a breath after the official announcement earlier today confirming the 62-year-old Italian’s appointment.
Sarri’s teams often hold a strong ‘points per game (ppg) average’ as well. With Juventus, it was 2.16 ppg, Chelsea 2.08 ppg and Napoli 2.16 ppg.
Previous coach Simone Inzaghi averaged 1.78 ppg across his five years in Rome.
1.96 – Maurizio #Sarri‘s sides have scored 1.96 goals on average in Serie A, only Antonio Conte has a higher average (1.99) among managers in the Italian top-flight in the three points for a win era, since 1994/95. Addiction. pic.twitter.com/cewm3NKVly
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) June 9, 2021