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