Lazio have confirmed the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager. The last club he managed was Juventus in the Serie A itself.

Sarri, who led Chelsea to the 2019 Europa League title, has been out of work since being sacked by Juventus in August 2020, despite guiding the Turin club to the Serie A title in his only season in charge.

He replaces Simone Inzaghi, who won three trophies in five years at Lazio before leaving for Inter Milan after Antonio Conte resigned following a fallout with the Inter management over spending.

Lazio teased the announcement with a tweet of a cigarette emoji.



Sarri is famous for smoking on the touchline during games and has been seen eating the cigarettes as well.

His career has been an interesting one as he was a banker. He managed low-level Italian clubs for the first decade of his coaching career.

He quit his day job to focus on management in the early 2000s but did not reach Serie A until 2013-2014 when he led Empoli to the top flight.

Since then he has managed three top clubs – Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus. Lazio will be a stern test for him but there will be less pressure with the Rome club as compared to Chelsea and Juventus.