Lazio looking for a new coach after Maurizio Sarri turns in his resignation

After four straight defeats, fans of the Biancoceleste get more bad news

Maurizio Sarri
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Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri surprised everyone Thursday, announcing his decision to resign. Club president Claudio Lotito, after careful reflection, accepted the resignation

Three consecutive defeats in Serie A (against Udinese, AC Milan and Fiorentina) in addition to the road loss against Bayern Munich in the Champions League which knocked the Roman team out of international competition were reason enough. but Sarri had other reasons for reaching this decision.

Rumors of broken relationships with some of his players is said to have compromised the locker room. And it's no secret Sarri had a complicated relationship with the team president regarding the management of the recent transfer market that has made it difficult to chase the objectives that were set for the season.

In fact, it is unthinkable for Lazio to aspire to another second-place finish given the greater competitiveness and quality form of other clubs such as Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus.

The technical guidance of the Biancoceleste team was temporarily entrusted to Giovanni Martusciello who held the role of Sarri's deputy not only during this latest adventure at Lazio but also with previous experiences the Tuscan manager worked at. To be precise, Martusciello worked with Sarri at Empoli and Juventus.

In any case, among the names that have circulated as possible replacements for Sarri are Cristian Brocchi, who in addition to being a former Lazio player has already coached several clubs with results that are not always entirely satisfactory, and Tommaso Rocchi, also a former star of the club as well as current coach of Lazio's Under-14 youth team.

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However, the favorite seems to be the Croatian coach Igor Tudor who coached Udinese before taking the reins at Hellas Verona, achieving very good results which then led him to taking the top job with the prestigious French club Olympique de Marseille who finished in third place in Ligue 1 last season.