Lazio all however confirmed the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on Wednesday by posting a cigarette emoji on social media.
The Serie A membership’s put up was a reference to the chain-smoking supervisor, and quite a few Italian media studies say the 62-year-old has signed a two-year deal in Rome.
The capital membership have been in talks with the previous Juventus and Chelsea supervisor for greater than per week as they appeared for a successor to Simone Inzaghi, who joined Inter Milan final week.
Sarri has been with out a membership since he was sacked by Juventus in August 2020, regardless of successful the Serie A title.
Lazio, who completed sixth in Serie A in 2020-21, have been on the hunt for a big-name substitute for long-serving boss Inzaghi, who was in cost at the Stadio Olimpico since April 2016.
Sarri, a former banker, spent greater than 20 years teaching in Italy’s decrease leagues earlier than making his title at Napoli between 2015 and 2018.
There, he constructed a aspect that performed flowing, attacking soccer and pushed Juventus very shut for the Serie A title in 2017-18, ending second with 91 factors.
The 62-year-old’s work in Naples earned him a transfer to Chelsea in July 2018, the place he gained the Europa League title and led the London membership to 3rd place within the Premier League, however he left for Juve after one season in cost.
In Turin, Sarri led Juventus to a ninth consecutive league title however lost within the Coppa Italia remaining to former membership Napoli, and he was sacked following a Champions League Last-16 elimination at the fingers of Olympique Lyonnais.
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