Lazio Turn to Baroni After Abrupt Break-Up with Tudor

Lazio have officially ushered in Marco Baroni as their new coach. They had quickly zeroed in on him after the split with Igor Tudor. The Croatian coach and the management weren’t on the same page on the transfer market. The boss lasted only a few months on their bench after replacing Maurizio Sarri, who had stepped down amid a run of dissatisfactory results and a strained relationship with the squad and the management.

The gaffer cut his teeth in the lower leagues for a long time before making it to Serie A with Benevento in 2017. His first two turns in the top flight, with the Sanniti and Frosinone, didn’t go well. He took over Cremonese and Reggina afterward and had another breakthrough with Lecce, leading them to the promotion and then avoiding relegation. He decided to move on and did it again with Hellas Verona last season even though they sold half their squad in January.

Baroni wasn’t well-received by the Lazio faithful since he played for Roma for a year in the past. He has racked up over 500 appearances, primarily with Padova, Napoli, Bologna, and the Scaligeri.

The Biancocelesti had to come to terms with Verona to get him out of his contract.

Our Take on Lazio Hiring Baroni

The front office probably wanted some peace and quiet after a few years of in-fighting behind the scenes. Things with Tudor escalated once some good candidates had already found their new homes. The coach surely boosted his stocks in the last two campaigns navigating a host of difficulties, always rallying the troops and showing tactical flexibility. Time will tell whether that’ll be enough at a higher level.

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