Former Parma coach Fabio Liverani was on Lazio‘s list of possible Simone Inzaghi replacements before they secured Maurizio Sarri.

As discussed in The Laziali’s exclusive interview with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Biancocelesti were open to many possible options as they looked to replace Inzaghi, who left the club after five years to join Inter.

Whilst Sarri was the priority, the 45-year-old Liverani was also on the list.

The Italian coach was most recently in charge of Parma, leaving the club in January of this year after an incredibly disappointing season for the Emilian side, which ultimately culminated in their relegation to Serie B.

Although Liverani was considered, primarily due to his ties to the Biancocelesti, Lazio focused all their efforts on signing Maurizio Sarri once the Italian became a possibility, and they eventually secured their man.

Liverani’s biggest managerial success came with Lecce, where he guided the club from Serie C to Serie A in only two years, before being sacked after they were painfully relegated on the final day of the 2019/20 season.