Lazio president Claudio Lotito expressed his pride at being the club’s president for the last 17 years.

Writing an editorial in the next issue of Lazio Style Magazine, reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), the Biancocelesti president first spoke about his memories when he took over in 2004.

19 July 2004. It was a Monday 17 years ago. I think of an oxymoron, rational madness. 

Many people would tell me who made you do it, given the difficult waters in which Lazio were navigating. 

Many people also wondered who I was, convinced that they could select those who could approach the club.

He touched on the work that he has overseen since taking over the club in July 2004.

In my mind I take two photos, the one of yesterday and the one of today. This club, with the contribution of coaches and players, has written many pages in the history of Lazio.

It is also an example of managerial management, with a balance sheet that is now healthy and built on solid foundations.

Many champions have passed through Lazio and more will come. We must look ahead.

The Italian businessman touched on the new signings made this summer.

New players acquired by the club are already in training and others will arrive to improve a squad that many envy.

Finally, Lotito spoke about the importance of the Lazio fans and what the future holds for the Biancocelesti.

Due to the lockdown we didn’t have the fans at the stadium, but they have always been there for us, in Formello, around the coach, outside the Paideia and now in Auronzo.

I want to thank them for that. The club is working hard to improve the team, as shown by the signings and the arrival of an important coach like Sarri. Now we look ahead together.


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Lotito worked hard to find an adequate replacement for Simone Inzaghi, following the 45-year-old Italian coach’s decision to leave Rome after five years in order to join Inter.


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As soon as Maurizio Sarri became a genuine possibility, Lotito and sporting director Igli Tare made hiring the 62-year-old Italian coach a priority, showing their ambitions with the club.

The Biancocelesti have won their first two pre-season friendlies against Radio Club (10-0) and Fiori Barp Mas (11-0).