Examining the 6 Staff Members Coach Maurizio Sarri Brought to Lazio

By Apollo Heyes -

Coach Maurizio Sarri brought six members of staff with him when he signed for Lazio this summer, but who are they?

A report from Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today analysed the six staff members brought into the Biancocelesti environment by the former Juventus and Napoli coach, starting with assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello.

The 49-year-old Martusciello met Sarri at Empoli, becoming his assistant coach in 2012 after years of working with the Tuscan club. He became head coach at the club briefly in 2016, before spending two years working as an assistant coach to Luciano Spalletti at Inter.

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He was reunited with Sarri in 2019 at Juventus, before deciding to continue their partnership again in Rome with Lazio.

Sarri also brought with him two athletic coaches, Davide Losi and Davide Ranzato. He began working with the pair in 2016 at Napoli and brought them to both Chelsea and Juventus, where they won a Europa League and Scudetto.

The 34-year-old Losi joined Napoli in 2016 through another coach and quickly developed a good relationship with Sarri. The 38-year-old Ranzato worked for Vicenza for seven seasons starting in 2009 before joining Napoli in 2016, and he is in charge of individual exercises.

The 62-year-old Italian coach also has two technical collaborators in his staff, Marco Ianni and Gianni Picchioni. 

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The 39-year-old Ianni also met Sarri at Napoli in 2016, following him to both Chelsea and Juventus as well. He has worked in the football world for years and is the pilot of the drone in the training sessions, being technologically aware. Ianni was also the coach that upset Jose Mourinho during a match in England between Sarri’s Chelsea and Mourinho’s Manchester United.

The 56-year-old Picchioni is from San Giovanni Valdarno and met Sarri on amateur pitches years ago. He’s an expert in scouting and a close friend and advisor to the 62-year-old Italian coach. Picchioni analyses videos and is also present on the sidelines in training.

The final member of staff that Sarri invited to his Lazio project was goalkeeping coach Massimo Nenci. The 56-year-old Italian joined Sarri’s staff at Napoli in 2015, having previously worked for Sangiovannese, Arezzo and Borgo a Buggiano 1920. He has known Sarri for around 40 years and is working closely with historic Lazio goalkeeping coach Adalberto Grigioni.

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