Lazio have introduced the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as the membership’s new supervisor – and the Roman giants had the perfect social media submit to inform followers of the appointment.
Sarri, 62, was confirmed as the new boss of the Stadio Olimpico outfit on Wednesday, marking a return to soccer after spending final season on the sidelines following his departure from Juventus in the summer time of 2020.
The Italian left Turin regardless of guiding the Bianconeri to the Serie A title – a call that Juve had been maybe left ruing after alternative Andrea Pirlo solely managed to steer them to fourth spot earlier than being despatched packing at the finish of May.
Sarri is now again, and fills the spot left by Simone Inzaghi at Lazio after the 45-year-old ended a five-year keep to transfer to title winners Inter Milan following the departure of Antonio Conte.
Lazio had the perfect social media submit to tease the arrival of their new boss, merely posting an emoji of a lit cigarette.
Sarri has develop into synonymous with the behavior all through his profession, and experiences have claimed he will get via up to 80 cigarettes a day.
If not allowed to smoke on the touchline, Sarri is usually seen chewing on a cigarette butt to get him via matches.
The cryptic message was quickly adopted by photos of a financial institution – a reference to Sarri’s former career earlier than he began out as a coach in the Italian decrease leagues.
If followers hadn’t already twigged the identification of their new supervisor, a full reveal then got here from the membership, with an announcement on their website merely stating “SS Lazio announces that Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of the first team.”
Sarri established himself amongst the elite of Italian teaching throughout his time at Napoli, guiding the group to a pair of second-place finishes behind Juventus in the desk and being famed for the high-energy ‘Sarriball’ type of play instilled in his groups.
A change to Chelsea adopted in the summer time of 2018, and though Sarri guided the group to the UEFA Europa League title and a third-place Premier League end, the Italian and the London membership parted methods by mutual consent after his philosophy failed to take root with followers.
Sarri’s return is a part of a managerial merry-go-round which has seen 12 Serie A golf equipment change coaches forward of subsequent season, with solely AC Milan and Atalana in the high 10 holding their supervisor.
Sarri takes management of a Lazio group who completed sixth in Serie A final season, and who will play in the Europa League throughout their subsequent marketing campaign.