Maurizio Sarri closing in on Lazio move – report

End of Sarri in Juventus - Italian Media discussing possible replacements

The former Chelsea and Juventus manager is set to join Lazio.

Lazio have identified former Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri as the replacement for Simone Inzaghi.

According to a report, the Biancocelesti have reached an agreement with the Italian gaffer, and an announcement could be made soon once the final details are sorted out.

Lazio have been reportedly in talks with Sarri and his agent over the past week as they identified the former Bianconeri boss as the ideal replacement for Inzaghi.

Inzaghi stunned Lazio with the decision to leave the club and join the Serie A champions Inter Milan.

Sarri has been on a sabbatical ever since he parted company with the Old Lady after just one season. He moved to Turin in the summer of 2019 and led Juve to the Scudetto but failed massively in the Champions League – which eventually led to his sacking.

Sarri had managed a plethora of clubs in his career but best known for his stint at Napoli between 2015 and 2018. During the three-year course, the 62-year-old turned the Partenopei into a fearsome unit, although he didn’t win any silverware.

Outside Italy, Sarri had a brief one-year spell at Chelsea – as he had at Juve the following season – and led the Londoners to Europa League crown.

Lazio failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing 6th in the table, but they will play in Europa League next season.

Sarri, who has also been linked with Everton, has a massive task ahead to regroup Biancocelesti and push them for the top-four race once again.