After Roma announced Jose Mourinho as their new head coach, former Lazio defender Alessandro Nesta believes the Aquile made a ‘great response’ by going for Maurizio Sarri.
The former Milan defender started his career at Lazio, where he picked up one Scudetto one Cup Winners’ Cup and two Coppa Italia.
Roma announced Jose Mourinho would replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma before the 2020-21 season was over and then Simone Inzaghi left Lazio for Inter after the campaign.
Nesta felt Inzaghi’s departure was a blow for the Aquile but admitted they couldn’t have responded in a better way.
“I believe that Simone Inzaghi’s departure left a hole,” Nesta said during the presentation of the collaboration between Adidas and Calcio Sociale, according to PagineRomaniste.
“Lazio have now taken Sarri, Roma picked up Mourinho. It was a great response from the Biancocelesti.”
Nesta moved on to the Rossoneri in 2002 and continued his success in Italian football, but was also a key member in the Diavolo squad that won the Champions League twice in 2002-03 and 2006-07.
Nesta started his coaching career at Miami FC, before he returned to Italy in May 2018, when he took over at Perugia, before moving to Frosinone in July 2019.
The 45-year-old is currently without a job, as he was sacked by the Serie B side in March.