Report: Leicester join Tottenham in race to hire Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi
Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have been joined by Leicester City in pursuit of Lazio’s out-of-contract manager Simone Inzaghi – as current talks with the Serie A side drag on.
Inzaghi, 45, is just three appearances shy of clocking up 250 games in charge of Lazio. He is quickly establishing himself as one of the best in Italian football, after taking Lazio to the Champions League knockout rounds this term.
Of his 247 games in charge, Inzaghi has won more than half, with 133 victories to his name. Lazio is his only managerial job at senior level so far, but he performing well above expectation. Now, he could be on his way.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito is struggling to meet his demands. The report claims Inzaghi wants a three-year deal worth between £125,000 a week and £180,000 a week – including bonuses. Lazio are struggling to meet that.
That has alerted Premier League clubs Leicester and Tottenham to his signature. Inzaghi is high up among bookmakers for the Spurs job, while speculation grows surrounding Brendan Rodgers’ future at the King Power.
TBR’s view – Inzaghi could be just what Tottenham need
Tottenham need an attacking manager. Simple as that. Mauricio Pochettino worked because he focused on scoring more goals than the opposition, rather than relying on Tottenham’s shaky defence to stem the flow of goals.
Largely, that is the reason behind Jose Mourinho’s demise. Inzaghi has seen his Lazio side score almost two goals a game – with 462 scored in 247. That is a decent amount of goals given the sheer quantity of games.
Focusing on Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dele Alli is going to take Spurs back into the top four – rather than relying on their shaky backline. Inzaghi would be a stellar appointment, and cheap.
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