Claudio Lotito has announced that Maurizio Sarri has already put pen to paper on a new contract.
The topic of the 63-year-old Italian coach’s possible renewal has dragged on for months now, with the Lazio president previously announcing his intention to offer Sarri a new contract ahead of the Christmas break. The poor January transfer window complicated things and there were fears that he wouldn’t sign a new deal.
Notably, the deal does not include any release clauses, something which the Lazio coach’s existing contract does contain. In the meetings that took place over the last month, the two parties found common ground regarding the project and the upcoming summer transfer market, facilitating a renewal.
This should come as a relief for all Lazio fans. Sarri has done an excellent job this season considering the limited resources he is working with – Let’s not forget that his only reinforcements in January were Jovane Cabral, a winger he didn’t want, and Dimitrije Kamenovic, a young defender that he wasn’t convinced by.
Despite this, Sarri guided Lazio to fifth in the table and the team finally started to look electric as the season drew to a close, setting up a good foundation for the second season in Rome. The fact that the coach has put pen to paper on the new deal also suggests that he’s comfortable with the summer transfer window plans, further giving the fans hope ahead of the 2022-23 Serie A season.