Lazio announces Sarri by posting a lit cigarette

Lazio announces Sarri by posting a lit cigarette

Even though they were planning to go into the upcoming season with the same manager who led them for the last five campaigns, Simone Inzaghi, Lazio must be satisfied with who they got instead. President Claudio Lotito shook hands with Inzaghi only to see him join Inter the next day. Now, Lotito has gone to another Italian who enjoys the 3-5-2 formation and that is Maurizio Sarri.

Biancocelesti announced what the whole Italy has been talking about for several weeks by posting a lit cigarette on Twitter, also asking if anyone has a light. Since Sarri is known as an avid smoker.

The Italian manager has signed a two-year contract until 2023 and he arrives with bags of reputation. With Juventus, in his first season he won the league. An achievement which aged even better considering the club struggled with his replacement Andrea Pirlo and barely made top four.

Prior to Juve, Sarri was with Napoli for three seasons between 2015 and 2018, enjoying a significantly better win ratio than what Inzaghi had at Lazio. Sarri got the Neapolitans to 66.2% wins in 148 matches, while Inzaghi saw the capital club get 53.39% win 251 games. Although Inzaghi did win trophies with Lazio, one cups and two Supercups. While Sarri had to wait for Juve to get the Scudetto.

He did win the Europa League in his sole season with Chelsea. After these two stints at major clubs which didn't go his way in the dressing room more so than on the pitch, Sarri is dropping down a level. Yet he will have a strong squad at his disposal.

Luis Alberto being the player mostly suited for Sarriball, although Sergej Milinkovic-Savic can do it all it seems. Ciro Immobile, Manuel Lazzari, Adam Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Felipe Caicedo, Lucas Leiva, Francesco Acerbi, and others make for a strong side regardless of what the club does in the summer. Unless a mass exodus follows with Inzaghi leaving.

Now Serie A will have a dramatic Derby della Capitale as Roma is led by Jose Mourinho, making for a fiery clash of styles as well.


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