Lazio take unique approach in teasing Sarri’s appointment

Lazio have teased the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager in unique fashion, with a series of cryptic tweets.

It was reported this morning by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano that Sarri had signed a contract to become the club’s new boss.

He had been widely considered as the favourite to take over following Simone Inzaghi’s departure to Inter Milan last week.

And Lazio have all but confirmed the appointment of the highly-esteemed manager in a unique way.

They posted an emoji of a cigarette – a reference to Sarri’s smoking habit.

In a follow up tweet, they then posted an image of a bank, in reference to the Italian’s former occupation. Prior to beginning his management career, Sarri would work in the bank in the morning before training and playing in amateur games later in the day.

The Lazio job will be Sarri’s first since departing Juventus in the summer of 2020.

The 62-year-old won the Serie A title in his only season with Juve, but was sacked after losing in the Champions League last 16 against Lyon in August.

Prior to that, he had spells at Chelsea – where he won the Europa League – and Napoli.

Lazio finished sixth in Serie A last season, and will enter the Europa League at the group stage.

Five of Italy’s top six teams from last season will have new managers in charge next season.

Juventus have appointed Massimiliano Allegri to replace Andrea Pirlo, whilst Luciano Spalletti has joined Napoli as a replacement for Gennaro Gattuso.

Jose Mourinho will also be returning to Serie A next season, having agreed to take over at Roma.

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