While there were other candidates, especially post-lockdown, Simone Inzaghi still deserves the accolades for Lazio’s Scudetto push, top four finish and trophies, writes Elio Salerno.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s work at Atalanta in recent seasons has been highly commended across Europe, with La Dea again exceeding expectations as a result of their exploits both domestically and in Europe, reaching the last eight of the Champions League at the first attempt. With Gasperini regularly hitting the headlines for his brilliance, it is one of his less celebrated colleagues that is deserving of the Serie A coach of the season accolade. That man is Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi. Having quietly chipped away at developing his side into a top four outfit, Mister Inzaghi had Laziali dreaming of their first Scudetto for 20 years.
Having briefly led the Italian top flight in March for the first time in 10 years, the Biancocelesti knew they would have to overcome a Calcio force of nature to claim a remarkable title. Lazio had momentum and were more than prepared to do battle with the expected black and white obstacle in their path. However, the mighty force they were anticipating materialised in a considerably different form.
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