Sarri Fuming for What the Lazio Management Did in January

Maurizio Sarri is discontent with how Lazio operated in the January window. They signed Jovane Cabral and Dimitrije Kamenovic, while he had indicated different types of players. Despite some rumors and remarks, the gaffer has yet to put pen-to-paper on a long-term extension.

According to Alfredo Pedullà, the coach is unlikely to step down midseason out of respect for the players, although he probably thought about it for a brief moment. He aims at bigger goals than fighting to qualify for Europa League. Otherwise, he would not have accepted the job last summer.

The future of Sarri at Lazio is now up in the air, and even a new contract might not be enough to appease him. He had asked for a pure center-forward to back up Ciro Immobile. Instead, the Biancocelesti acquired Cabral, who is more of a winger. Moreover, he specifically requested Verona’s Nicolò Casale and did not consider Kamenovic to be good enough.

Director Igli Tare managed to part ways with multiple fringe players. However, Vedat Muriqi, Jony, Gonzalo Escalante, and Dennis Vavro all left on loan, at most with an option to buy. Such aspect did not give the management much financial leeway to use on the transfer market.

The Biancocelesti made late attempts for Mattia Destro, Lorenzo Lucca, and Dennis Man, but to no avail. Instead, they did not come close to bringing in a more established left-back. Sarri feels like the Lazio brass failed him in January, and they will have to regain his trust.