Lazio president Claudio Lotito highlighted how the appointment of Maurizio Sarri represented his ambitions.
Speaking at an event held at CONI by the Police Force Association (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), the Lazio president first spoke about the Scudetto winning Lazio side coached by Tommaso Maestrelli.
Maestrelli’s football was romantic and a football that we miss a lot. I thank you who have passed on to us the history and these values that must be indelible in football. Maestrelli’s Lazio represented an era.
Lotito moved onto discussing the appointment of the 62-year-old Sarri, who has signed a two-year deal with Lazio with an option for a third.
We reason when we do things, Sarri is an expert in football, a master and he will be an added value for the growth of the team and the players to reach the goals that the club and the team expect.
The club has always been available to find solutions to achieve the goals, we don’t chase names but technical qualities.
He commented on his ownership of the Biancocelesti and the work that he has carried out since taking over.
When I took over Lazio, they had €84 million in revenue, €86 million in losses and €550 million in debts, it was in a desperate situation.
The fans had the patience to put up with me and today we are projected into growth, we have a structure among the best in Europe and we hope that these investments will also bring results on the pitch.
We must project the organisation not only on economic factors but also on merit, work and sacrifice.
Finally, Lotito spoke about the achievements of the Lazio Women squad and if they can pass something onto the men’s team.
With Morace’s squad it is a goal that we had set ourselves and we have achieved it in our own right, without any discounts, having finished the league in first place.
We hope that women’s football will be able to pass it on to men’s football! We will see if the results prove us right.
Sarri’s appointment signals an exciting time for Lazio fans, as the 62-year-old Italian coach will surely imprint his brand of exciting football on the Roman squad.
The former Juventus and Napoli coach is replacing Simone Inzaghi, who left the Italian capital after five years in order to join Inter.