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  • Updated: March 13, 2024

Lazio searches for new coach after Sarri quit job

Lazio searches for new coach after Sarri quit job

Serie A side Lazio has joined the number of European clubs in search of a new manager following the resignation of Maurizio Sarri who called time on his job after a fifth defeat in six games in all competitions.

The capital side were beaten 2-1 on Monday's at home by Udinese which left them ninth in the Serie A table, seven points off the final European qualification place.

They were knocked out the Champions League last week by Bayern Munich after winning in the first leg with a 1-0 win. 

Former Chelsea and Juventus head coach Sarri, 65, joined Lazio in 2021 and led them to second place in Serie A last season, their best league finish since they won the title in 1999-2000.

Assistant manager Giovanni Martusciello has been placed in interim charge.

Lazio travel to third-bottom Frosinone on Saturday. They face Juventus in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup over two legs next month.

Sarri spent one season at Chelsea in 2018-19, when he won the Europa League, finished third in the Premier League and reached the Carabao Cup final.

Before joining Chelsea he led hometown club Napoli to two second-place finishes in three years and was named Serie A manager of the year in 2016-17.

He won the title with Juventus in 2019-20.

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