Former Chelsea and Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has been appointed as the Lazio boss, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday, 9th June.

Sarri, who is also a former bank manager, has signed a two-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2023.

“SS Lazio announces that Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of the first team,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

The 62-year-old Italian coach will take over the helm following the departure of Simone Inzaghi, who was recently hired by Inter Milan.

Under Inzaghi’s management, Lazio managed to finish sixth and will play in Europa League next season.

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Before being appointed the Lazio coach, Sarri had previously been unemployed for one season. Juventus became the last team he coached before being sacked at the start of last season.

Since he started his managerial career in 1990, Sarri has managed other top clubs in Europe. Apart from Juventus, he has also coached Chelsea, Napoli, and Empoli.

While at Napoli, Sarri emerged as one of the best managers in Italian football, earning recognition as the Serie A Coach of the Year in 2016-17.

At Chelsea, Sarri had won the Europa League with the team and he also lifted the Serie A trophy with Juventus in the 2019/20 season.

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