The Serie A club confirmed on Thursday that Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri has extended his contract with the Roman team until 2025.
The 63-year-old former manager of Chelsea, Juventus, and Napoli agreed to a two-year extension of the deal he signed in June of last year after Simone Inzaghi left for Inter Milan.
The club said in a statement, “The coach, Maurizio Sarri, has renewed his contract with the club, making it last until 2025.”
In his first season at the Stadio Olimpico, Sarri led Lazio to a fifth-place finish, which got them into the Europa League.
Italian media say that the veteran coach got the guarantees he wanted so he could be more involved in the club’s recruitment policy.
From 2015 to 2018, Sarri was known for his “Sarriball” at Napoli. He went to Chelsea, where he was a coach for one season and won the Europa League, which was his first trophy as a coach. In 2019, he moved to Juventus.
He won Serie A with Turin, but he was fired after only one year in charge.
Sarri is a charismatic and colorful coach who has worked his way up from the lower leagues of Italian soccer, where he started as a banker on the benches of small Tuscan clubs.