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Maurizio Sarri back in the game as new Lazio head coach

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Another former Chelsea head coach — there’s literally dozens of them! — is making headline news today as Maurizio Sarri has been appointed and officially announced as the new Lazio head coach. Sarrismo back in business, baby!

Sarri, who won the first major trophy of his career while at Chelsea with the 2019 Europa League, which was culmination of three decades of steady work up through the management ranks in Italy, followed that up with the 2020 Scudetto at Juventus, but spent the last twelve months without a job — the first year off he’s had in over a decade. Refreshed and renewed, he’s ready to pass his opponents to death once again.

Incidentally, Sarri’s only the second ex-Chelsea manager to find a new job in Rome this summer, joining The Special On(c)e who’s taken charge of Lazio’s bitter rivals, AS Roma. As if Derby della Capitale needed any more potential drama!

Sarri’s official arrival will surely lead to further rumors of Ruben Loftus-Cheek potentially joining him.