Lazio President Claudio Lotito Aims Dig at Igor Tudor

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has aimed a dig at former coach Igor Tudor, who left the club earlier this week. Known for his temperament and flamboyant nature, Lotito couldn’t help himself as he blasted the Croatian manager in his interview with Dotsport.

People say Tudor did really well, taking Lazio into the Europa League,” the Lazio bigwig said, as quoted by Corriere dello Sport. “In reality, since I have been here the club has gone into Europe 15 or 16 times, so he only achieved something I already did. 

Coaches and players can be replaced, they are all useful, but nobody is indispensable. What really counts is that the club is solid.

Tudor joined Lazio in mid-March after Maurizio Sarri left the club amidst a rough patch. He only lost once in 11 league matches, helping the Biancocelesti qualify for the Europa League group stages.

But despite having almost a year left to run on his contract, Tudor decided to cut ties with Lazio at the start of June. His decision came out of the blue and caught many by surprise.

Lotito was hardly surprised. He and Tudor couldn’t find common ground regarding a transfer strategy, which resulted in the Croatian’s exit. Known for holding grudges, the Lazio chief refused to let Tudor’s departure slide.

In a ‘classic Lotito fashion,’ the 67-year-old slammed the ex-Hellas Verona coach while preparing to onboard another. Marco Baroni is reportedly close to penning a two-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico after steering the Rossoblu to Serie A survival against the odds.

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