Claudio Lotito has close ties with former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli

It is not a secret that Lazio President Claudio Lotito has close ties with former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli.


It is not a secret that Lazio President Claudio Lotito has close ties with former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli.

It has been speculated in recent weeks that the former Fiorentina boss would take over as the new manager of Lazio in the next few weeks. However, recent updates suggest that this move may not happen with Lazio having turned the attention towards Chievo boss Rolando Maran. Simone Inzaghi spent only as short period as the caretaker boss at Lazio, but he won the admiration of many. Even several players came out in support of Inzaghi to be named as the permanent boss, butLotito was stubborn in his decision not to offer Inzaghi a permanent spot.

Inzaghi is reportedly close to agreeing a move to Palermo. After having been promoted from the youth coach set up, many would have expected Inzaghi to struggle in his role as the first team boss. However, he managed to do his reputation no harm by getting decent results.Lotito is thought to be keen on getting the club back into the Champions League and decent results alone may not be sufficient. Hence, they have turned their attention towardsMaran, who may be confirmed in the next few days.Maran is expected to be offered a two-year deal worth around € 1.8 million each season.

Despite being one of the minnows in Italian Serie A,Maran was able to guide Chievo to a ninth place finish in the league last season. He also managed this impressive campaign on a limited budget.Maran was recently linked with the job at Atalanta, but the opportunity to manage Lazio is a far bigger chance given the higher budgets and better stature of the club itself. However, it is also a possibility that the recent meeting betweenMaran andLotito could be a discussion for the future rather than the immediate present.