Lazio Boss Already at a Crucial Juncture for His Future

Lazio gaffer Maurizio Sarri wants his side to bounce back in a hurry after a woeful display in the latest Champions League game versus Feyenoord. The manager has a seesawing relationship with owner Claudio Lotito, while his bond with the squad is rock solid, Il Messaggero reports.

The staff and the players talked it out after the debacle, and the coach reportedly stated.

“I’ve stayed here for you, and we have to get out of this situation now.”

While a midseason split is improbable, Sarri and Lazio might part ways amicably next June. The match versus the Fiorentina represents a pivotal turning point already considering their slow start. In addition, it’s no secret that the Biancocelesti eyed Vincenzo Italiano in the past. He would be high on their wish list should they need a new boss.

The Tuscan manager wouldn’t mind getting closer to home in the twilight of his career. Therefore, a swap of benches might not be an outlandish proposition. That’ll be a matter for a later date, as he’s fully focused on trying to claw back in the standings. The capital club is currently 9th, five points shy of the top four.

Our Take on Lazio and Sarri

He’s under contract until 2025, so a divorce at the end of the campaign wouldn’t be too traumatic. He has probably fared well enough to stay as long as he pleases, but it might not be long before he’s fed up with Lotito’s antics, if he isn’t already.

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