Maurizio Sarri (foto: Getty Images)
Maurizio Sarri, the current manager of Lazio and former Chelsea boss, has humorously responded to rumors linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Known for his unique style, Sarri addressed the speculation with his characteristic wit.
When asked about the possibility of joining a Saudi Pro League club, Sarri's response was both light-hearted and telling: “Saudi Arabia? Can I smoke there? Then we’ll see," he told La Repubblica. This comment reflects his well-known penchant for smoking and his casual approach to addressing transfer rumors.
Despite the rumors, Sarri has expressed a clear desire to continue his tenure at Lazio, a club he wishes to retire with. He mentioned a specific interest in coaching Lazio at Flaminio, a project that the club's president, Claudio Lotito, believes in, albeit with expectations of certain guarantees.
Under Sarri's leadership, Lazio has had a mixed start to the season. They are currently placed 10th in the Serie A table, 14 points behind leaders Inter. However, in the Champions League, Lazio has fared better, securing a crucial 1-0 win over Feyenoord, placing them second in their group, just a point behind Atletico Madrid.