Maurizio Sarri to Wait Out Lazio Contract Extension Offer

Maurizio Sarri signed a two-year contract with Lazio at the start of the 2021/22 campaign and rumours of a contract extension at Formello have been put to bed, according to a new report by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24). The former Napoli and Juventus tactician will see his deal expire at the end of next season.

The recently concluded January transfer window surfaced reports of a three-year extension for Sarri by the Lazio management – a contract renewal deal that would see him extend until the summer of 2025. However, the experienced manager will only make that decision once the current season ends.

Before committing to any new agreement, the ex-Chelsea manager would like to see concrete plans for the club in the 2022/23 season. He prefers to wait out until the end of the season to gel things up with the current Biancocelesti squad.

Lazio have undergone financial hardships due to pandemic related losses. They also possess a negative liquidity index and negative transfer record, as of the moment, making it hard for the club to meet their targets.

President Claudio Lotito and Sporting director Igli Tare fully back the 63-year-old to lead the team, but will require to reinforce the squad with fresh faces ahead of the next season.

Sarri joined Lazio after the club parted ways with now-Inter manager Simone Inzaghi. He currently earns €3m net per season and is in line for a marginal jump if he decides to renew in Rome.

The Biancocelesti most recently fell to a 2-1 loss at the hands of title contenders Napoli, as they sit in 7th place sandwiched between European hopefuls Fiorentina and eternal rivals Roma. They however, are still in contention for the UEFA Europa League, having drawn their last 16 first leg 2-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.