Maurizio Sarri Named Lazio’s New Coach

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been named as new coach for Lazio.

The ex-Juventus manager will take charge on a two-year deal after taking over from Simone Inzaghi

It was announced with the briefest of statements: “SS Lazio announce that Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of the first team.”

Lazio issued a cryptic tweet on Wednesday morning, using just an emoji of a cigarette before going on to publish an image of a playing tracksuit and a bank.

All items were a nod to the 62-year-old, who is known all over football for his tendency to smoke on the touchline, where permitted, while also wearing a club tracksuit as his staple attire.

Sarri, a former bank manager, has signed on the dotted line until June 2023 and will oversee a new era for the Serie A giants.

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It’s believed that deal is worth €3m per season plus performance-related bonuses, reaching circa €4m if he qualifies for the Champions League.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago