Former Lazio Women coach Carolina Morace reflected on her dismissal from the club following the poor start to this Serie A Femminile season.
Speaking in an interview with TuttoJuve.com earlier this week, the 57-year-old Italian coach discussed her dismissal from the Biancocelesti earlier this season.
I’ll tell you the story of four women. Rita Guarino won four championships with Juve and they dismissed her. Elisabetta Bavagnoli won the Coppa Italia with Roma. I got promoted to Serie A with Lazio and Manuela Tesse did the same with Pomigliano.
All four of us no longer coach those teams after winning and doing well. And all four of us have been replaced with men who objectively don’t have our record.
The former Lazio Women coach thought that there might still be a gender issue in Italian football.
Certainly, women always have a longer route than men.
Finally, Morace discussed the differences between women’s football in Italy and women’s football abroad.
I have only seen real innovations in women’s football in Lyon. And I’m referring to the buildup from the back, separation between the lines and gegenpressing.
All fundamentals that we still don’t see in our country. Lyon are the strongest team of all. They play good football, modern and fast. And this is what I would like to see in the best Italian teams.
The 57-year-old Morace, who spent two years of her playing career with Lazio Women from 1987 to 1989 was the head coach of the team for around eight months, from February to October 2021.
In that time, she successfully managed to guide the Biancocelesti back up to Serie A Femminile, remaining undefeated in the second tier. Unfortunately, things proved different in the topflight and she failed to pick up a single point during her time in charge.