According to Il Messaggero, Maurizio Sarri has stalled on completing his switch to Lazio after Antonio Conte’s move to Tottenham fell through.
The Lowdown: Conte move falls through
Conte, who recently left Inter Milan despite winning Serie A, looked to be on the verge of becoming Tottenham’s new manager.
However, a deal collapsed after Daniel Levy and the Italian could not come to an agreement over certain tasks and responsibilities (The Guardian).
The Latest: Sarri stalls
Following the news that Conte will not become the new Spurs boss, Il Messaggero reported that Sarri has stalled on completing a switch to Lazio.
He had been expected to already be unveiled at the Stadio Olimpico, but the Conte development has made things slightly more complicated.
The Verdict: The right man?
Sarri does have a strong reputation as a manager in Europe. He made his name at Napoli – he turned them into regular Serie A title challengers and, after they played Manchester City in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola said that Sarri’s Napoli might be the best team he has faced (Goal.com) – and won trophies at Chelsea and Juventus before being relieved of his duties by the latter.
Would you want Sarri at Tottenham?
However, his failure to connect with fans at both Chelsea and Juve has become a cause for concern. He clearly has the credentials, but does he have the right temperament to deal with the pressure? That is what Levy must determine if he is to appoint the 62-year-old.
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